AAA Editor Notes
Bonanzaville, .5 mi. w. off I-94 exit 343 at 1351 W. Main Ave., is a reconstructed historic village that evokes the bonanza farm era. Bonanza farms, which originated in the Dakota Territory's Red River Valley and in Minnesota in the 1870s, were large-scale agricultural operations engaged primarily in the cultivation of wheat.
There are more than 40 buildings on the grounds, including log cabins, a schoolhouse, a bonanza farm mansion and church. An 1883 Northern Pacific steam locomotive, caboose, a 1930 80-passenger coach and a vintage snowplow are displayed in the Embden Depot and Train Shed. The stained glass windows in Arthur Town Hall come from the Little Theater Company at North Dakota State University.
Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.