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Bodie State Historic Park

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Address: Bodie Rd., Bridgeport, CA 93517
Phone Number: 619-647-6445

One of the best preserved ghost towns.

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Nice historical way to spend the day

At $8 per adult is a little pricy. We spent an interesting self guided day at the town. We had two children in the group 10 and 13 who appreciated the free reign to peek in and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At $8 per adult is a little pricy. We spent an interesting self guided day at the town. We had two children in the group 10 and 13 who appreciated the free reign to peek in and see all these old buildings. You can pay $2 more for a guide which will be welcome to understand what each building was.... More 

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Orange County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we liked it, bad road to get there, but it was interesting experience. Expensive for a full car to get in, but worth few hours.

Thank mgmlake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a must for history buffs! It was absolutely intriguing, the amount detail left paused in time. Well worth the time to seek out. The reason I am writing a review though is to point out to other potential visitors that it might not be the most kid friendly place for little ones. (and it seems wrong to... More 

Thank Talia F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting ghost town in the middle of nowhere. If you are interested in history of about 1850 - 1930, you should make the visit. Go in the morning, it can get hot in the afternoon. The road in is 10 miles, of which 3 are unpaved, dusty, and a little rough.

Thank paulbie
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in the area and have an interest in history this place is amazing. The drive from the main route is ok, with the last few miles a little bit rough but ok for all cars. When you get the the town there is a ranger station where you purchase your entrance tickets, about $8 per adult and... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are ever travelling this area do not miss a trip to this historic place. I am from the United Kingdom and I was on a road trip with the family. We heard about Bodie from the Internet and being that it was a little way off the beaten track were unsure to visit or not. But as we... More 

Thank Logiboss
Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This preserved historic site gives one a great appreciation the very hard life of the late 1800 miners that lived and in this extremely harsh environment,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Seeing all the buildings still standing is awesome.Doing the guided tour of the stamp mill and hearing some history made the trip.I've been to Bodie many times and it seems like I see something new every time.A must go.

Thank Dave V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A truly unique experience! Peering into the abandoned houses and stores is creepy, but it is also mesmerizing! Many buildings still contain the stuff people just left behind. It's a fascinating look into the history of CA. We loved it! It's out-of-the-way and down a long dirt road, but it is definitely worth the drive there. You could spend a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing history and a lot bigger than it looks once you start walking around it. Well maintained and a great experience.

Thank Chewys

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