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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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This is a well run state park. Everything is in a state of arrested decay. You can wander about the buildings freely, looking in windows and even entering a few. various pieces of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Sparks, Nevada
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Sparks, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is a well run state park. Everything is in a state of arrested decay. You can wander about the buildings freely, looking in windows and even entering a few. various pieces of machinery and equipment are also scattered about. Wear comfortable shoes and plan on spending some time as there is lots to see.

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent preservation and the work of the Friends of Bodie to be highly honored for their efforts and volunteerism. The new restrooms are an amazing discovery in the outback and heart of the Old West. DONT MISS.

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los angeles
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Didn't stay very long, it was kind of creepy! But it is quite amazing! Bodie is the real deal. What is even scarier is the road out there in a Prius. Be prepared, it's rough. But like the Pioneers who lived there before some rough roads are to be expected!

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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been to Bodie many times over the last 40 years and I am always amazed at the community that was there at one time, then just deserted! Truely a bit of history in a "state of arrested decay" - I love that term - a true paradise for Photographers. Not the easiest to get to, but much easier... More 

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Slow and steady over the dirt road brought us here. Wonderful intact huge ghost town. We spent a couple hours here but you could definitely spend more if it peaks your historical interest. Lots of photo opportunities! Make sure you have a full gas tank, a hat and carry water. More for the agile person than those with physical limitations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is very interesting place to visit. A true abandoned town, I don't know about ghosts but you get a real feel about what life was like back in the day. It's not the easiest place to find. The main road just has a small marker that indicates this is the place to turn. Then you drive 10 mile on... More 

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

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

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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57 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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