A Must See

We are excited to bring you a historic Christmas celebration at Bonanzaville!

December 1st, 2018

The pioneer village will be transformed to a simpler time where carolers sing the sounds of the season and cookies are baked in a wood burning stove. Families will gather to celebrate the joys of Christmas, both past and present!

Grab a hot drink & mix up your own creation at the hot chocolate bar, enjoy docents in the pioneer village & blacksmith demonstrations, design a Christmas card and print it on an old press, take a horse drawn sleigh ride, decorate & design your own Christmas treat, call Santa's elves at the North Pole to check on your Christmas gifts and get a photo taken with the big man himself!

We also have crafts for the kids, s'mores over an open fire, a sledding hill & an ice skating rink (weather pending) and MORE! Cost is $3.00 for children (12 & under) and $6.00 for adults. Mark your calendars!

The pioneer village and museum are now closed for the season. We are still available for event rentals and special events. The village and museum will open again on May 1, 2019.  

Come and explore the historic buildings which contain thousands of artifacts.

New exhibits are on display in the Main Museum, including "Looking back 125 years: The Fargo Fire of 1893" & "Uncovering Vice”.



Ever wondered what Bonanzaville is all about? Watch the video below to get a glimpse. 


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Located in West Fargo, North Dakota Bonanzaville is a pioneer village with 12 acres, 43 historic buildings, 400,000 artifacts, and millions of memories. Bonanzaville is operated by the Cass County Historical Society, with a mission to collect, display and interpret artifacts relevant to the history and cultural heritage of the Red River Valley. It is the region’s largest historical attraction with something for everyone to see.

For more information on any upcoming events, to volunteer, or to plan a special event on site, please contact us.

Cass County Museum

The Cass County Museum features a display on Native Americans of the Red River Valley, bonanza farms and homesteading, and the modernization of North Dakota.

Rotating Exhibit Gallery

Pioneer Village (Open May-October)

Over the years, our pioneer village has accumulated 40 historic buildings as well as numerous other museums including the Eugene Dahl Car Museum, the Eagle Air Museum, the Tractor Museum, the Law Enforcement Museum and more! Share the stories of our region's history!