North Dakota July 30, 2016
5 Historic Towns In North Dakota That Will Transport You To The Past
The closest way to go back in time and experience the past is by visiting towns that preserve what it was like back then. The buildings in these 5 historical towns in North Dakota are full of artifacts that will truly give one of the closest experiences to jumping in a time machine.
1. Buckstop Junction - Bismarck
Buckstop Junction is a collection of historical buildings moved to one location that formed a small town on its own. It gives a good picture into what the early homesteaders of North Dakota started out with. It has all the town essentials, all original buildings carefully moved and preserved there, including things like a barber shop, bank, hotel, and blacksmith. For more information, go
2. Frontier Village - Jamestown
In the distance, the world's largest buffalo is guarding this town. The ambience is truly a one of a kind experience and you will love going from building to building to see what antique treasures are on display inside. Like the Buckstop Junction, these were original buildings moved to one site to keep them perfectly preserved. More information can be found
3. Bonanzaville - Fargo
One of the most popular attractions in Fargo is the famous Bonanzaville USA. The town commemorates the earliest settlers heading into North Dakota. There's tons to see and it is considered one of the must-visits of Fargo. You have to go yourself to truly experience all it has to offer. To learn more, go
4. Prairie Village Museum - Rugby
20 historic buildings make up this cute old town in the place that also claims the geographical center of North America. The town has been there for over half a century and serves as a great way to take a peek into the olden days. There is a lot to learn here and it makes a great day trip. Check out more information
5. Bagg Bonanza Farm - Mooreton
Though it isn't quite a town, in its prime it held a community of people other than just the owners of what was once a massive farm operation known as a bonanza farm. Many of these sprung up around North Dakota as people sought to settle the land, and today not many remain. Yet this one still stands, and beautifully preserved at that. Take a tour of the picturesque farm and see how the entire farm operated and how everyone lived there. It was like a little community of its own, but I won't spoil the rest - you'll have to visit it yourself! If you're interested, check out
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some real photographs from the earliest days in North Dakota and what most every town had back then. It’s really fascinating to see how people lived then, and one of the only other ways to look into the past other than visiting these historic towns.