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Bodie State Historic Park

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Hwy 270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
+1 619-647-6445
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Overpriced and not worth the time

Not worth the money for a open air museum. It is not a ghost town. 8$ entry fee and they charge... read more

Reviewed yesterday
OlafMoosmann
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Great piece of history

It has been 20 years since last visited. This time took my granddaughter. Her favorite part was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
wendystevi
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One of the best preserved ghost towns.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dirt road” (65 reviews)
“arrested decay” (50 reviews)
“ghost towns” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Hwy 270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
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+1 619-647-6445
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"dirt road"
in 65 reviews
"arrested decay"
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"ghost towns"
in 44 reviews
"gold mining town"
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"old west"
in 30 reviews
"its heyday"
in 12 reviews
"photographers dream"
in 8 reviews
"step back in time"
in 21 reviews
"mono lake"
in 28 reviews
"gold rush"
in 18 reviews
"bring water"
in 16 reviews
"history buff"
in 13 reviews
"per adult"
in 12 reviews
"eastern sierras"
in 8 reviews
"park service"
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"off limits"
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"fascinating place"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not worth the money for a open air museum. It is not a ghost town. 8$ entry fee and they charge additionally for tours. I think a tour costs 6$ additionally. You can’t enter most of the buildings. The windows of the buildings are very...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It has been 20 years since last visited. This time took my granddaughter. Her favorite part was the cemetary. Road to this place a bumpy but much better than it was years ago. Talked to ranger and they said and add'l 10 miles had been...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is actually a very cool mining town being preserved in a state of arrested decay, as opposed to renovation or revitalization. The buildings hold a lot of artifacts that give a good sense of what life was like back in the day. The visitor...More

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can only get the real vibe for this special place if you're willing to spend some time. If you've bothered to drive the 10 paved and 3 dirt miles to get here, I hope you're prepared with lunch, water, and sunscreen. Buy the well-produced...More

Thank VespagirL55
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The whole town is an arrested state of decay. Which means it is left how it was when abandoned only taken care of enough to stop from falling down. Awesome to see especially if you love history it was pretty busy the day we went...More

Thank tojam5
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow, I saw things that my grandmother had in her home. Its hard to imagine people lived in these homes. Make sure you see the video/movie it tells more about the lives. Please make sure that the altitude is o.k. for you and take plenty...More

Thank ladyhummingbird2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Bodie Ghost Town in June 18. The visit was really worth it, town looks authentic and you can read about people who lived there in a prospect you get when entering the park. Gravel road was very poor, lots of holes, we had to...More

Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride to the Bodie State Historic Park is of interest. If you are driving a sports or muscle car, be aware that your low-riding vehicle is going to traverse a gravel, dusty road with many potholes. If you arrive in an RV, secure everything...More

Thank PaleoGypsy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When in the Bridgeport area, Bodie is a must see. The "ghost" town sits at a high elevation south east of Bridgeport. There are two roads into Bodie, one is paved most of the way. The other is dirt. I highly suggest that you take...More

Thank Bill F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not a ghost town but an open-air museum. - Price is too high for what you can see. - Most buildings cannot be entered. Windows are too dirty to get a look into the buildings. - Talks and Tours cost extra (from 6...More

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Musicscene2106
December 13, 2017|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
There are several routes, but each is some 700 miles or more. I like to go up to Vegas, and through Death Valley to US-395 in California as it is a very picturesque ride and there are other places to see along the route... More
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pjlee212017
December 13, 2017|
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Response from Tony K | Reviewed this property |
In between Lee Vining & Bridgeport on 395 and 13 miles east on 270.
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sutts2015
August 11, 2017|
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Response from stevensE8641XY | Reviewed this property |
From the end of the pavement to the parking lot is 3 miles on a gravel and dirt road. In general, the road is easily negotiable even in a smaller sedan, as most of the comments to your question have stated. However, the... More
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