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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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Where the ghosts still live

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I loved Bodies, but coming from the west side of Yosemite, didn't have as much time as I'd have liked. I get the impression it has been tidied a little and some interiors refurbished/organised, but it is still awesome, straight out of a Western. With Mountain Bluebirds flitting around and photo opportunities at every turn, let you imagination take over... More 

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bakersfield, CA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Visit a real ghost town! No tourist hype just real. We were surprised as it was a good sized town. From a school house to a church, residences to businesses and a cemetery. It was fun to look into the windows or opened doors to view everything that was left behind. Don't forget your cameras! There was a $5 per... More 

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Georgetown, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

I try to come yearly. Beautiful, yet dirt road drive up to town. Buy the book that tells you the history of the buildings. I like that they allow leashed dogs. Fascinating part of the American west's history. No flush toilets or vending, so bring water and food.

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I've never been to a ghost town. I've always wanted to visit one and yet again, live out a Grand Theft Auto dream. In GTA: San Andreas, there's a ghost town you can go visit. It's creepy in the game, and I've always wanted to visit one in real life and see how it feels. Well, here's a ghost town.... More 

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you are interested in the history of early prospectors, this is the place for you. You can see the life style, culture, daily life of the residents- but sans people. Silver mines, equipment used, building ruins, carriages, primitive Shell gas station to name a few. Visitors center has artifact displays that shed light on the lives of the founder... More 

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Ferndale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is probably one of the most forsaken places for a city on the planet, but it's worth the 13 mile drive off of Hwy 395. The first 10 miles are paved and the last three are gravel. It's a little "washboardy" but not bad at all. We took a gamble going in January, but California is still having a... More 

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