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Bodie State Historic Park

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Address: Bodie Rd., Bridgeport, CA 93517
Phone Number: 619-647-6445
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing, Driving
Description: One of the best preserved ghost towns.

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definitely worth a visit if you're in the area

This is a really interesting historic site. It was fun to peek through the windows and see the dusty remnants of someone's life. The former theater houses a museum that is chock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a really interesting historic site. It was fun to peek through the windows and see the dusty remnants of someone's life. The former theater houses a museum that is chock full of fascinating artifacts from this once-bustling town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Bodies State Historical Park is a great family destination with lots to see and learn about my state. Bodies is a true ghost town with building abandoned by there previous tenants with dinner tables set and clothes drying on the line. I recommend a visit with one warning, this is not a place for the physically impaired. The pathways are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although hard to reach and the last 3 miles are on a dirt road, this park is well worth your time. It is an old gold mining town with the buildings in a state of arrested decay. A lot of helpful Rangers and one who gave a good talk about the history of the place. This is also a photographers... More 

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Oakdale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Overall, Bodie is an interesting place to visit. A little remote with a long stretch of "natural" road ending at the park.If you are into California mining history, stop by when you are in the area.

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Jackson, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been traveling to visit Bodie for more years than the internet is old. Several required walking through drifts of snow and though this was June, the weather did not disappoint! We went on a Friday and the crowds were light considering it was the beginning of the summer travel season. Compared to my trip a few years back in... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love Bodie Ghost town, everyone should go see it and go back in time and appreciate what we have today.

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Allen Park, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

After 13 miles of bad (and dusty) road, we were charged $20 for four of us, plus $2 for a map to walk around a bunch of old buildings. Almost nothing interpretive--(Building #31 is labeled "Barber Shop" and it is described in the $2 brochure as "Barber Shop"). They have a couple of group tours per day, but we were... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It is just a wonderful piece of history and the drive back to Bodie adds to the experience. There is quite a bit of walking involved and being at high elevation be prepared to carry water, wear sunscreen and a hat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Bodie State Park is well work the time to go visit. The road is almost all paved these days :) And it is well-visited as a result. This is a well-preserved ghost town where you can see a lot of history - old buildings on display include the church, school, hotel, and more. There is also a museum with some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Brilliant! Genuine! So genuine that there are no cafes, canteens so pls make sure you bring plenty of food & water with you. Entry is $5/adult and recommend the $2/guidebook that brings to life and helps you get the most out of your visit. In its heyday this was one of the biggest & baddest mining towns. Now only 5%... More 

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Address: Address: Bodie Rd., Bridgeport, CA 93517
Phone Number: 619-647-6445
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bridgeport

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