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Really interesting place.

If you like ghost towns and/or California history , you’ll like this place. It is off Hwy 395... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Santa Cruz, California
Old Town Enthusiast

We have always wanted to visit Bodie and one morning decided it was time. If felt like forever to... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Anna R
Jamestown, California
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From U.S. 395, take California 270 east. Drive 10 miles to the end of the pavement and continue three miles on a dirt road., CA
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

If you like ghost towns and/or California history , you’ll like this place. It is off Hwy 395. The paved road is about 12 miles, then you drive on a gravel road foe 3 miles. It’s dusty and rough in places. Once you get there,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 8212jackie
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We have always wanted to visit Bodie and one morning decided it was time. If felt like forever to finally get there, but stopping along the gravel road just to view and take pictures was amazing. You cannot drive fast on the road once entering...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anna R
Reviewed 2 November 2018

This had been on my bucket list for several years. Now it has finally been checked off and what a great time we had! We were there in late October and the crowds had definitely thinned out. Allow a couple of hours and bring some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hguimo104960
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We have a family of kids who vary in age. This is probably the only thing we have visited in a few years where every single kid wanted to stay longer. It is a fascinating experience, like you are going back in time. The town...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank E P
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Truely a magical,historical,mezmerizing place. Please don't miss this town.It covers so many interests.History of California,mining history,ghostlore,geology,etc.Beware of the weather.It can change quickly.The wind is a particularly wicked.Also,there is nothing in the way of food and drink.Bring water in the summer.The last few miles of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank puffery
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The route to Bodie involves several miles of dust and very bumpy, dirt road. {There are two ways in; take one in, the other out. The south road is longer, but there are fewer cars and trailers!} Bodie is special; don’t let the number of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jody w
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The trip to Bodie is well worth the long drive, especially if you are a history buff . The town is an outdoor museum providing a glimpse into slices of time from 1870-1940. Over 100 original structures in various states of (dis)repair enable the visitor...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RG B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is quite a unique place, it was our first time visiting a ghost town and it was amazing to see all the buildings frozen in time. It is definitely worth taking the time to stop here for a couple of hours. You need to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank chrisandsteph2017
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Entry fee to the mining town was 8 dollars for adults and 5 dollars for kids (between 4 and 17 years of age). Buying a self guided pamphlet at the entrance was very useful to make sense of what was being viewed. There was a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Really enjoyed Bodie. Very quiet and lovely to wander round. Quite weird to see everything just left in the cabins. Somewhere to get a quick drink would be good. Plenty of parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
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26 September 2018|
Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
If you are not too heavily laden and take your time you will not have any problems. Sorry for the delay in answering, I have just returned from vacation.
Nola S
18 January 2018|
Response from Cassandra095 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. The road is non-concrete for a few miles. No matter what your car is, you will have to drive slow. We drove at 15 mph.
1 September 2016|
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Response from Sean B | Reviewed this property |
I think it's $10 and worth it.