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“a recreated pioneer village”
Bonanzaville, USA is the regions largest historical attraction. We are located in West Fargo, North Dakota and offer all types of fun and educational opportunities. As the regions foremost Pioneer Prairie Village and Museum, we are located on 12 acres of land and have 43 buildings and more than 400,000 artifacts and millions of memories. Bonanzaville, USA is operated by the Cass County Historical Society. Mission The mission of the Cass County Historical Society is to collect, display and interpret artifacts relevant to the history and cultural heritage of Cass County and the Red River Valley. History The Cass County Historical Society was organized in 1954 and became a nonprofit corporation in North Dakota in 1955. Later that year, we got into the museum business when the Pioneer Daughters donated the contents of their historical museum, which was housed in the basement of Menard Hall at NDSU (then NDAC). It wasn't until 1972 that the present museum building was constructed on land donated by the Red River Valley Fair. Artifacts were then moved from Menard Hall to the new museum. CCHS had been collecting buildings from around the county, and moving them to the location now called Bonanzaville, since 1967. The name refers to the large Bonanza farms that once existed in the Red River Valley.
Bonanzaville is the best way to get to know the past of the Red River Valley. Meandering around and through the historic buildings and seeing all the artifacts was amazing. They have a fantastic... Read more
This is so much more than just a museum! The Cass County Historical Society has put together a fantastic complex of historical building on this gigantic site! Every building has its own story... Read more
I don't say this very often, particularly for places in the area, but people seem to be going after this place too hard. This is a labor of love and basically contains entire buildings that are... Read more
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