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Bodie

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From U.S. 395, take California 270 east. Drive 10 miles to the end of the pavement and continue three miles on a dirt road., CA
+1 760-647-6445
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Best preserved Ghost town you are likely to find, however it is not easy to get there

I have been living in the Sacramento area for over 20 years and have wanted to make it to Bodie... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2017
Larry G
Very well persevered Ghost Town

If you're in this area of California, you should definitely visit Bodie. We were on a tight... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2017
Lindseym15
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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From U.S. 395, take California 270 east. Drive 10 miles to the end of the pavement and continue three miles on a dirt road., CA
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+1 760-647-6445

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

I have been living in the Sacramento area for over 20 years and have wanted to make it to Bodie. The trouble is, that it is not on the way to anywhere you are likely to be going (with the possible exception of Mono Lake)....More

1  Thank Larry G
Reviewed June 12, 2017

If you're in this area of California, you should definitely visit Bodie. We were on a tight schedule so we couldn't stay as long as we wanted to. There is so much to see and it can very easily take up two or more hours...More

Thank Lindseym15
Reviewed October 17, 2016

An excellent way to spend a couple of hours. This town really takes you back in time. We spent 2 hours there and managed to see almost everything. The guided tours are worthwhile. Depending on the season, take lots of sunscreen, a hat and some...More

Thank UK-Yorkshire
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Before Bodie I've visited a couple of ghost cities in the Death Valley, so I was expecting or ruined houses or rebuilt ones. Bodie is simply fantastic. A journey to the past where the time has been stopped.

1  Thank Judit N
Reviewed October 2, 2016

This summer we toured California, and this city was one of our stops. We loved it, for his history and huge differences with European cilture. We highly suugest the ranger tour, price is 6 dollarsand it lasts one hour, you get inside the main building...More

Thank NovellaKonrad
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

If you or anywhere near the Eastern Sierra's and 395 this is a place not to miss it is filled with history and interesting information that the whole family will enjoy

Thank Andamy18
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited in early May with snow still on the ground. Arrived quite early in the day and before peak season, so the village was indeed deserted (bar only 3-4 other people). The buildings are under a controlled decline, and park wardens have avoided the temptation...More

Thank Henwr
Reviewed August 26, 2016

While it was really interesting to see this old town, I was disappointed in what little care this historic town is getting. Everything is full of dust and it seems like nothing is being talen care of. Dust contributes to the decay of the town...More

2  Thank Starviagera
Reviewed August 26, 2016

Well worth a visit to this historical town that is locked in time. I highly recommend the tour of the mine - check for the time of the tour. Take the weather into consideration when planning your trip. It's a beau

Thank Sean B
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Being a history nut, I loved stepping back in time. As you walked the dirt streets you can almost hear the children playing, adults conversing and the family dog digging in the dirt. A peek into a window of one of the abandoned structures will...More

Thank cad33049
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enncle
September 1, 2016|
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Response from Sean B | Reviewed this property |
I think it's $10 and worth it.
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Anne689
August 24, 2016|
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Response from wllytna | Reviewed this property |
Yes Just Drive slow. We took my wife's Sonata
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