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.