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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 2014
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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San Rafael, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
51 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Well, Bodie isn't a true ghost town, as it has been continuously inhabited since the 1880s, recently by park rangers. But it you want to see a real mining town from back in the day, you can't do better than Bodie. While only about 5% of the original structures survive (the other 95% being burned down in the 1930s by... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I have been going to the Eastern Sierras along Hwy 395 for many, many years and have stopped at Bodie California State Park for over 30 years to photograph. This is a very special place to see how people lived in the late 1800's. Just imagine living in such harsh climate hot in the summers and freezing cold in the... More

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Wiehle, VA
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35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Visited Bodie twice last month. “Normal” afternoon visit and Friends of Bodie Day. (Second Saturday in August) The California State Parks staff, Bodie Foundation, and numerous volunteers do much to keep Bodie the treasure that it is. In that regard, there has been one noticeable upgrade with a ‘boardwalk” and ramp, running from the parking lot down into the town... More

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Cherryville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you are a western or a history buff this is the place to go. The perservation of this place is amazing. Things left as if the people of the town were just away for a day. A must see if you are in the area. We came from the Nevada side of 395 and the drive is lovely. Take... More

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Poway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My daughter has wanted to visit Bodie for many years. I kept putting her off because I assumed it was just a small tourist trap - boy was I wrong! It has many buildings and interesting things to look at. The small museum has many authentic pieces from Bodie and it is included in the $5.00 entrance fee. Pay the... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

a haunting ghost town where you can walk the streets to the echoes of gunfights and din of 19th century bar brawls. It's heart has stopped beating but it's soul lingers on.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Bodie is a must see Ghost town... you are looking in to a time machine frozen in time... beds and crockery left as they were at that moment when people decided to leave the town....People stayed here during the gold rush and now its a ghost town. This place is just amazing. I highly recommend the scenic route of the... More

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Bath
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Blown away by this place! Big peice of American Wild West history! If your in to photography this is a must see! Go the impression some of it is slightly staged but loved the visit.

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Merced, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We just returned from a two-day photo shoot in Bodie, arranged by the non-profit "Friends of Bodie " - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bodie-Foundation/120152257997672. Our group of ten was allowed access inside the buildings (with many restrictions), before the park opened and after it closed, What a great experience! Great "guides" and for us, perfect weather and clouds. Everyone had a great time and... More

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Rocklin, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Bodie is a great place to explore. Plan several hours, bring water, visor or hat. Pack a lunch and wear your walking shoes.

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