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Bodie State Historic Park

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Address: Bodie Rd., Bridgeport, CA 93517
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+1 619-647-6445

One of the best preserved ghost towns.

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Great place to visit but take the correct road!

We much enjoyed this visit which really gave a great idea of how the early prospectors lived and the harshness of the conditions. Do make sure you take the right road in though... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris S
Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We much enjoyed this visit which really gave a great idea of how the early prospectors lived and the harshness of the conditions. Do make sure you take the right road in though. The correct route (from Bridgeport) gives the last mile or so as rough road but our sat nav took us in the wrong way and it was... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bodie is the most comprehensive and most authentic ghost town by far. It takes a while to drive the dirt road there from CA-395 but it's definitely worth it. Absolutely amazing piece of history. And it offers stunning photo ops.

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Cotton MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

There is a lot of actual written history about Bodie. I read that the mixture of gold, guns and whiskey resulted in a death a day at one point in Bodie history. The town bulged to about 10,000 in it's hay day. There was brothels, saloons, gambling houses, opium dens and all the essentials. When I first saw what is... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great place!!! An authentic ghost town! Be careful when driving along the road that takes you there (do not drive over 15 km per hour).

1 Thank PaulaEstrada
Wiehle, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I was here for Friends of Bodie Day 2016. Now, I've been coming to Bodie almost yearly since 1999. And, this year I saw something “new”. If you're “on wheels”, please note that the park now has two “high flotation” wheelchairs available for use by visitors who need one. These wheelchairs are specially adapted for use in the rough terrain... More 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We took a detour on our trip from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe to enjoy this amazing place. The roads are a little rough to get there but persevere as you will not regret it. A true ghost town that has been deserted for over 50 years. You have to experience it to appreciate it.....amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I've been thought a few ghost towns in WY, CO and NV, but none as well preserved as this one. It looks like time just stop and people left. Even though you can't go in the buildings, you can see enough through the windows.

Thank Charla G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Bodie is a ghost town as you would expect it. Absolutely worth a visit. The old houses, vehicles, furniture and tools are in a rather good condition and you can imagine people leaving the town from one day to another leaving their belongings behind.

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Folsom, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We've been to Bodie before, but this time had to find a back road in. We were stopped 5 miles out by a construction crew who had just closed the road. Apparently prior day's earthquakes had damaged some buildings. Very disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

There is a famous saying in a young girl's journal "Goodbye God, I am going to Bodie." And, given how remote this Ghost Town (in a state of arrested decay today) is even by car, this trip must have been arduous in the 1800s and very, very remote and isolated. Given that only about 15 percent of the buildings remain,... More 

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