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Bodie State Historic Park

Bodie Rd., Bridgeport, CA 93517
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Bridgeport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Ghost Towns
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Driving, Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of the best preserved ghost towns.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Bodie...well, it's Bodie - left to nature in it's decay and decline. KEY - don't go in the summer, holidays or weekends. Too busy, too crowded. Go on the off season - truly wonderful. Open 9-6P - three nights a year, the park is open until 10P - double check www.bodiefoundation.com for those three dates. If you are there for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

During a road of California, I was told about Bodie, and I am glad I was. Fairly cheap to get in and was good to see an original ghost town. Downside is the road going and leading to it can be quite bumper. Well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A gem and VERY photogenic. A bit out of the way and the last 3 miles in is on a gravel, rough and dusty road but well worth the effort. We only had 2 hours but it deserves a half to full day. There were many people there in early July so I think that the word is getting out... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

August 9 is the anniversary celebration of Bodie, so be prepared for that if you are going on that day. I have visited several "ghost towns" in Arizona and California, and I find this one the best. I will start review with the road in. I am visiting in summer with a drought so the only road problem is lots... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Bodie is a ghost town. You can walk around, look in the buildings (most locked now but you can look through windows and go in a couple). It looks like everyone left a week ago. The staff are extremely helpful and informative, there's lots of info on the buildings and lifestyle, and you can go on guided tours around the... More

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Overland Park
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This Ghost Town is so fascinating that even my 17 year old son didn't want to leave when our visit was up. Three are tons of old artifacts that have been left exactly where they were by the former residents. However; an extreme word of warning, the last 3-4 miles of road into the park is dirt/gravel and VERY bumpy!!!... More

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Northridge, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went here on a recent road trip with the wife. We drove like mad people to get there before it closed at 6 PM. We got lucky, the day we got there, they were staying open until 10 PM for some special programs. Check so you will know. Great ghost town! Very interesting. Buy the guide book, it is very... More

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place is well worth the drive if you are traveling in the area. Take the stamp mill tour, it's really interesting!

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been to Bodie Ghost Town numerous times. It is an adventure you will never forget! Granted, it sits above 8,000 feet elevation but it will amaze you. Every time I have visited Bodie I have learned something new and I find this to be a highlight of my trip into the Sierras. Bodie is located right at the... More

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chagrin falls
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Took 2.5 hours from the Yosemite Valley to get here - but, neat historical gem in the middle of the mountains. Spent 2 hrs roaming the ghost town (would have spent more, but didn't want to get caught there at dusk). The $1 guide book is a must (purchase at gate with admission). Adults $5, kids $3. Watch where you... More

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