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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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New York State
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were fascinated with Bodie. Walking around this ghost town you get a real sense of what the town was like in its heyday. It was eerie to look through the windows of the buildings to see what remained and imagine what it must have been. If you are even remotely close to this state park, it is well worth... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This place is like nothing I have ever seen before. The drive itself was an amazing experience. When we got there we were welcomed by a very friendly park ranger. We walked around for hours exploring at our own pace. I'm a curious person and I was thrilled that I could climb up and peek in windows and wonder what... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you or your kids are addicted to the net and decides, then forget it, however if you enjoy your families company and love the past, then this place is just incredible. The history is astounding and the scenery breathtaking, prepare to spend the whole day here and be sure to pack your own food and water as there is... More

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Myersville, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our first visit to Bodie was this past Sunday (August 2014), and besides the beautiful drive from Nevada, this historic park exceeded my expectations. For the majority of the entrance road in to the park, the road is paved but as you get closer to the ranger station the road turns to gravel/dirt that might require a slow drive to... More

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Fremont, California
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1,065 reviews 1,065 reviews
653 attraction reviews
758 helpful votes 758 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I first visited Bodie Ghost Town as a child when the roads were difficult to drive - not like the easy to drive paved/dirt road today. I remember my dad and brother standing in front of the car moving boulders out of the way so that my mom could drive a few feet forward. It was a rough go of... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Visited Bodie just last Wednesday (8/6/14). This is a fascinating location, particularly if you're into California gold rush history. While checking out the town proper is interesting, make sure to walk out to the cemetery as well. One thing I found unique was the number of IOOF members that must've been part of the town. The park is well maintained... More

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Amador County, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The first time we visited Bodie many years ago it was out of season, before they paved the road, and there was no one there except the ranger and us, and one really felt the "ghost town" atmosphere. Now there are more visitors, but still the town itself is large enough that one can wander around without it seeming crowded.... More

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Rimsting, Germany
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Bodie is best visited early, the less people around the better to get the feeling of how it must have been then. Absolutely recommendable for everyone.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If heading to Yosemite or the east central CA region, a must visit. Each house, church, store, is preserved in its previous state. Old equipment and nostalgic product containers and signs are everywhere. The museum is amazing as well. A worthy note - every building constructed during Bodie's time was of wood and timber, except for the brick saloon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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