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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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One of the best preserved ghost towns.

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The Best Two Days to Visit Bodie

I confess. I'm a fan of Bodie. I love ghost towns and have been to may ghost towns and abandoned sites, not just in the west but all over the world. But, Bodie is the best. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Robert F B
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Wiehle, VA
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Wiehle, VA
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334 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I confess. I'm a fan of Bodie. I love ghost towns and have been to may ghost towns and abandoned sites, not just in the west but all over the world. But, Bodie is the best. I suggest you read my previous reviews of Bodie for things not covered here. As the title says, there are two best days to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All children should get the chance to learn about places like this. It helps to build the story of the settlers of the United States of America. Places like this stand as the testament of how societies begin and form and how hard life was before all the modern aspects of what we take for granted today.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An abandoned gold town. Well work the time to visit to see an actual gold town and not a theme park.

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Thank Hugh C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We went through the area and also tripped over to June lake on our way to Yosemite. It was a beautiful and interesting detour.

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Penticton, Canada
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Bodie is one of those places that transports you back in time. TV, Books and Movies will never give you the same experience as Bodie in person. If you stand and look at what it was like to live there, get a sense of how did they even find the place, and see what appears to be upper and lower... More 

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lisbon - portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

It was our first experience in a ghost town. We found it beautifully maintained and we've had a lot of fun. If you want to see it properly, expect to spend minimum 2 to 3 hours in the town.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Lots of unusual photo ops of abandoned mining town but be aware of the three miles of nasty gravel road to get there. The drive is quite scenic and we enjoyed the day very much. There is a good visitor centre, clean washrooms. Bring a picnic - no food nearby

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San Francisco, CA USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This place is preserved in it's most rundown and abandoned state. I don't know how they do but it is pretty cool. Lots of history and beautiful landscape. Dont miss the cemetery.

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Los Angeles CA
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a beautiful example of an old western boom town. Take a walk down the streets of this mining town and see the well preserved church, school, and other important buildings that were so important to the miners and their families.

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502 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite areas! Photographers dream and just a nice historic place to soak in and enjoy! Look in buildings, walk in some and think what it used to be like there in its time. Worth the $10 per car to get in. Allow at least 2.5 hours and wear walking shoes. Ample parking available and restrooms... More 

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