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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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Amazing!! A must see for anyone who enjoys history.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cotton MN
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Cotton MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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).

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Wiehle, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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

Thank Helen G
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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 28 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.

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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