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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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Bodie is so cool! Its amazing how well preserved this ghost town is. We went on one of the 3 nights a year where it was open past 6pm and got to see it during the day AND at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Bodie is so cool! Its amazing how well preserved this ghost town is. We went on one of the 3 nights a year where it was open past 6pm and got to see it during the day AND at night. Breathtaking! If you're a photographer, book your trip around the nighttime days. Its very worth it!!! The drive into Bodie... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My kids kept asking me about the ghosts that lived in the ghost town. I tried to explain it to my 3 & 4 year old, but it was easier to show them. For the record, there were no bad vibes for us. The 3, 4 and 8 year old all found things they loved about this place. I'm a... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This State historical park is pretty amazing. This town was erected in the 1880s as a mining town. In order to get to the park, you have a 13 mile truck off of Interstate 395. The first 10 miles are paved. The last three are unpaved and are all dirt. Once at the historical site, there is an entrance fee... More 

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South Central Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Bodie State Historic Park advertises itself as a ghost down in "arrested decay." What makes it different from most other ghost towns is that it is neither restored nor abandoned. It remains in limbo between the two. At Columbia State State Historic Park one can see restored buildings, talk with costumed docents or ride a stage coach, and it is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great little day trip to Bodie. Turn back time when you visit this quaint old town. It sits like it did back when it was occupied. Old schoolhouse, firehouse, saloon and many more buildings. Also some of the old equipment used back in the day.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit. Rangers are taking care carefully about this place. Thanks to them ! Also Bodie is is open from 1er of january to end of december.

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Harrisburg, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Was looking forward to my first Ghost Town... Not sure what I expected, but we didn't spend too much time here. Lots of buildings to walk around and see. Only a few are open to go through. Ranger talk was interesting and got us started. Didn't see a mine here--which is what inspired the residents to stay here in the... More 

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Whittier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We wanted to check out Bodie State Park after watching California's Gold, It was really interesting!! Spent 3 hours, walking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Amazing place. So interesting but really gutted it was snowing heavily so had to rush around as the access road is very small and there was risk the road to Yosemite was going to be closed. Would love to go back one day.

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Drove up and arrived just after opening. Parked the car and headed out. The history presentation from one of the park aides as you stand on a hill overlook the town was great. It gave you a great perspective of what happened here and the life and death of this town. We spent about 4 hours wandering around, peering in... More 

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