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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brasilia, DF
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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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).

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Wiehle, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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

Thank Helen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Simon B
Folsom, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Jimbo316
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Girls really enjoyed exploring and learning the history of the area! Great time, great visit. Highly recommend!

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a park that is is a stare of arrested decay ( they don't let it fall apart). going to the park during Bodie Days is cool the Bodie Foundation has a lot going on during this time. It is usually around the first or second week in August. If you can get on the tour of the stamp... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

In "arrested decay," this old mining town speaks volumes of what it was like to live and work during the mining days of California development prior to 1900. It took me 60 years in the state to finally get here, but I regret not seeing this bit of our history years ago.

Thank gparrott

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