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Bodie

Address: 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
Phone Number: 760-647-6445
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Ranked #177 of 3,933 Attractions in California
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ghost Towns, Cultural
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Type: Ghost Towns, Cultural
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
26 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We were on four week road trip around Nevada and California and decided to visit Bodie. We are glad we did as it was absolutely fantastic. Before embarking on our epic road trip we did all the planning at home and thought about visiting Bodie. If you go to the website it gives you are great insight and there is... More 

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We happened upon this after being directed here by the visitor center in Lee Vining. Visited on a beautiful day, enjoyed the scenery, saw a lot of people (hence the title). Would recommend the trip, but don't exchange time in Yosemite for this.

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Brunswick, ME
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After passing over Tioga Pass into Lee Vining, we headed to the ghost town of Bodie, once a thriving town of 8,000. Cost is $5.00 and do buy the booklet for $2.00. Truly, we felt this was an amazing part of history and so glad we took the time to visit. For photographers, it was a dream of endless pictures.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Need at least 2 hrs here to see every thing. But take your own food and drink. Buy the information booklet it gives some interesting facts about life in this town in its heyday.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Me and my wife visited the ghost town last September on the way from San Francisco to Death Valley: it's very impressive and make understand what means to leave in the literally middle of nothing. We were a bit in a hurry so we spent few time: the impression is that it could be better maintained. Only few houses can... More 

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Newport Beach, Ca
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were recently in the June Lake area for a couple days and decided to check out the ghost town at Bodie. Be prepared for a bumpy ride for three miles once the paved road ends. The admission of $5.00 per person seems to be going to a good cause. Strolling around the old town is interesting although it is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were on a road trip and had stopped for lunch in Lee Vining when we decided to pay a visit to Bodie State Park. The drive along the dirt road was an adventure in itself. We were the only car on the road and we quickly began to feel that we were actually driving back into history. the scenery... More 

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Stockton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I liked that it was an authentic ghost town, not all touristy. I could've lived without that long dirt road coming up, but you take the good with the bad at a place like this.

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Grand Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I was driving south on 167 from Genoa Nv and saw this sign for the ghost town. It was only 10 miles. The drive was on a dirt road and only saw 2 other cars. The view was beautiful to get there. When I came upon it there where a lot of buildings of all kinds. About 100 buildings with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It seemed it was closer but we had to drive for at least 20 more miles deeper once in the mono Lake and at least 6 of them were unpaved, take it easy or you will ruin the car suspension, if you can get as soon as you can, we went at, 10 in the morning and we came back... More 

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