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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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Time stands still

Traveling down the paved turning to dirt road my husband and I couldn't even imagine the site we were about to see. Over a slight hill and BAM there a town that withstands the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Remsen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Traveling down the paved turning to dirt road my husband and I couldn't even imagine the site we were about to see. Over a slight hill and BAM there a town that withstands the test of time sits! Excitedly, we grabbed our backpacks with provisions for the day and off we went. It is a hauntingly beautiful place with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent a couple of hours here on a perfect late summer morning. The place is eye watering in its beauty. If you are anywhere from the Sierra nevada to San Francisco, you simply have to visit Bodie. A big thumbs up to the national park service for the amazing work they do.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was my 3rd time here at Bodie and I never get tired of seeing it. First time for my son and his family and they loved it. We happened to have perfect weather, can get very warm in summer. So much history here with a lot of old buildings still remaining. The stamp mill tour is very worth while... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing place on history of the West. Bring your camera as there are so many Photo opportunities you don't want to miss

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

As we were driving down Route 395 and grabbing a bite to eat in Bridgeport, we decided to go to Bodie. My inclination was that it would be a tourist trap and just a waste of time. When we took the cutoff and saw that it was 13 miles off the highway, three miles of which unpaved, I was not... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I love history and ghost town's and Bodie is by far the best ghost town that I've been to so far. The drive in to the park is very easy (the last 3 miles are on dirt roads - a bit bumpy, quite dusty, but well maintained). The parks description as "a town frozen in time in a “state of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's a California must visit, a great place to wander round and imagine how life must have been. There is no renovation only preservation so it's as it was when abandoned, a great place to go and spend a few hours. You must go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As a little girl wrote in her diary many years ago, when being told she was moving to Bodie, California, this place must have been foreboding for her! Today it is a ghost of its former self with remarkably left building contents inside. The leftover mining equipment might puzzle most children unless there is an explanation, but, with a good... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Was fun. Went up on one of the days that the park is open at night. Thought they would have the buildings lit up, they weren't. Took a bunch of pictures at sunset that came out great. Cheap to get in, but charge for extras. I get that they charge for a guided tour, but they wouldn't let you walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A great trip with the family. We got in and out very easily with our three kids under 6. The older ones were definitely interested -- the adults absolutely could've spent the whole day there! A really cool place to come and explore.

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Additional Information about Bodie State Historic Park

Address: Bodie Rd., Bridgeport, CA 93517
Phone Number: 619-647-6445
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bridgeport

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