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Bodie State Historic Park

Bodie Rd., Bridgeport, CA 93517
619-647-6445
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Ranked #1 of 5 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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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Step back in time and marvel at how tough life was 100 years ago! Most complete town excellently restored by Ca State Parks. Hard to believe that only 10% of the buildings are left standing.

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Bodie is a must visit if you are in the area. It is a large ghost town that will be enjoyed by both kids and adults. The town has been left in a state of arrested decay, which really adds to its character. I am very glad they did not try to restore all the buildings. This is real U.S.... More

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Yuba City, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I loved our trip to Bodie. They have done an excellent job of keeping it a "ghost town". Very interesting and reasonable for the tours.

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Monee, Illinois
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255 reviews 255 reviews
83 attraction reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Leaving out of Yosemite at the eastern exit I next wanted to vist the Bodie Ghost Town next. The turn off of Hwy 395 north onto 270 east takes you fifteen miles into the old town of Bodie. The last three miles of road before the park are gravel with lots of washboard ruts and bumps. I was on my... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Bodie is a must see for anyone interested in the history of our country. The homes and buildings that are still standing and the history of this town will blow your mind.

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Vista, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great place to explore. I've been going there for many years and unfortunately they have upgraded some of the old buildings so it's not as authentic as it used to be. becoming more of a tourist attraction. Still fun though. A lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes.

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Palmdale, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great ghost town. Lots to see, not much to do. Easily spent two hours here just walking around and seeing all the buildings.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Bodie is maintained in a state of arrested decay after being abandoned after the gold rush. The buildings are well preserved and tell the story of a town where everything goes. This is an important historic landmark and well worth a visit. The surrounding countryside has fantasic vistas and is among the best in California. There is a gravel road... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had read some good reviews about the place so we made the visit. It was well worth the road trip. The first 7 miles are paved but not the last three. It wasn't bad at all. The town was really interesting and well preserved. A lot to photograph. Takes about 1.5 hours to see everything without being rushed. We did... More

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While a ways out of town with only part of it paved, it's well worth the drive out there. A glimpse of the past & well kept kept up

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