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Bodie State Historic Park

Bodie Rd., Bridgeport, CA 93517
619-647-6445
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Bridgeport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks, Ghost Towns
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Driving, Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of the best preserved ghost towns.
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Lee Vining, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My husband, daughter and I visited Bodie in Summer of 2013. The last leg of the drive to the park is unpaved so use caution. However when you arrive at the park you can purchase a booklet for the park which has many interesting facts, stories, and a great map. What is left of the town is actually quite large... More

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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

A visit away from the highway and was a really interesting ghost and will take a few hours if going around the town and taking pictures, The road to it is unpaved. It says the area is kind of primitive, but there is a gift shop and rest rooms and it draws a good crowd of tourists.

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Linden, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

nearly. Beause if you have a closer look you see the signs of decay. The houses are full broken or crumbling away furniture. Everywhere around you see iron parts of machines, cars, or other things. It looks like everybody left in a hurry. Bodie is a fantastic oportunity to look back in time!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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53 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you like old western ghost towns, Bodie is the real deal. Althoigh only 5% of the original town remains, there is a lot to see. An old church, numerous residences, general store, boarding houses, saloons, a school, fire station, electric building, the bank vault (bank is gone) and more. You can easily spend 3 hours or more here. Most... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit. The parks service has done a great job of maintaining what is left of the town. This is a great family trip...fun and interesting for all ages.

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San Francisco
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124 reviews 124 reviews
33 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Visiting this ghost town is a really unique experience. I think anyone that enjoys history would enjoy a visit to this park. It is sort of in the "middle of nowhere" but if you happen to be in the region, or visiting Mono Lake, it's a must see. Be sure to bring snacks and water because it is truly a... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Many of my reviews are with the Photographer in mind. Bodie State Historic Park is a dream come true. We were here in September 2013 and there were only a few visitors at the time. When you are here you step back in time. One ranger did let me into one building as he was closing up and let me... More

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Los Angeles
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I am a CA. native and have always wanted to visit. I visited in June 2013 for the day. Was very cold and windy but I was pleasantly surprised to find many of the buildings in tact and preserved by the park. Don't miss this if you love history, ghost town exploration, etc. I am used to four wheeling to... More

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Bridgeport, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Bodie is an amazing mining ghost town. I live close by and we love to just jump in the car for a visit. The views are great and I just love taking pictures of the old buildings. The staff is always friendly and helpful.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This is a must visit when in the area. The road to the actual town has 3 rough miles of dirt, go slow. The history of the town and the actual buildings that are still there are remarkable. To look inside and see the items in the houses, fire house, and barn really make you wonder what life was like... More

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