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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: City walk sightseeing, Driving, Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of the best preserved ghost towns.

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One of my most favorite places on earth.

I have been to Bodie more times then I can count during my lifetime, mostly during the summer and in the heat. This trip we were visiting in the spring and the day before they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Mission Viejo, California
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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to Bodie more times then I can count during my lifetime, mostly during the summer and in the heat. This trip we were visiting in the spring and the day before they received a blanket of snow. I have a great feeling of peace and adventure when I visit Bodie and finally was able to bring both... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you're open minded, have an honest interest in California history and don't mind using a little bit of imagination; Bodie might be the town for you! More rich in history than gold, Bodie Ghost Town is a captivating experience in what seems to be a $5 time machine. We came here with a vague idea of what it would... More 

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Vancouver, Wa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I had been before, but I was on a girlfriends getaway. One friend wanted to go to ghost towns! Bodie immediately came to mind. There are lots of buildings here. Some you can go in, others just look inside. You can buy their tourbook for only $2. It tells some history and lists buildings by numbers and a map. We... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited here over spring break with 6 adults and 7 kids ranging in age from 9-13. We were impressed by how large a site this is. I was expecting a Main Street of old buildings but instead found a whole town in a state of arrested decay. We spent several hours wandering around peering into the windows of old... More 

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Temple City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Bodie... a half day spent back in time in what was once a raucous and crazy town. Ghost towns are at a different pace, this one included. It definitely portrays what a frontier mining town had looked like up through the turn of the 20th century. It is always strangely appealing to go and view the house half full of... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our family loved our stop at Bodie! I have been to many old west "ghost-towns" but this was the best by far. It was really fun to peer through the windows and see the interiors frozen in time. It is great the California Park Rangers live onsite to protect it - it is a treasure.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Be sure to have exact payment when entering. $5.00 per adult. You must fill out a ticker and deposit it with the cash or check in a box at the entry. There was no one in the entry shack and a couple with too big bills were apprehended by an officer in the parking lot. The man had to accompany... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

There is no place to compare to Bodie. The old town is kept in an arrested state of decay with little done, except roofing, to keep the town alive. There are plenty of old buildings, decaying tools and wagons. Many of the buildings contain original furnishings that are laying as left and are covered with thick dust. Tours of the... More 

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Batley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Amazing historical town. You can just imagine how life must have been in the days of the wild west. No tourist nonsense, just a real walk around ghost town. The drive is down a rough stone/dirt track, but well worth it. (Just listen to Dire Straits - Telegraph Road on this part). There is a $5 per car fee to... More 

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Van Nuys, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What an awesome piece of California history. We enjoyed our visit very much. It was a beautiful crisp Mar. day with snow on the ground. The rangers were fun, informastive. Incredible!

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