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Address: 3829 Lake Isabella Blvd, Bodfish, CA 93205-9635
Phone Number: +1 760-379-5146
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What atmosphere! Can you hear the spurs clinking, gold pans swirling and pick axes scraping?

A collection of over 20 heritage structures from abandoned late-1800 mining towns make up this ghost town attraction. In an effort to salvage and preserve the vernacular... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2016
J B
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St. John's, NL
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Manhattan Beach, California
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Silver City is in fact a collection of historic buildings and artifacts from the local area, which have been preserved by the owners rather than being lost to history. For any western history buff it's certainly worth a visit. Otherwise it's fun to just come check it out. They have guided tours at times, but you can also go around... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I took my new wife and daughter (from Ukraine) to what I thought would be a little of the wild west. They and I were thoroughly disappointed, five dollars each to walk threw heaps of old trashed (it took us 10 mins) buildings of what used to be remnants of old ghost towns. Half of the roughly 12 buildings were... More 

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had great time there. If you are close by you have to visit this place. :))) We came there after 5 PM and there was closed but very nice gentleman opened whole town just for us. Thank You!! :)

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Bodfish, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Not exactly what I hoped it would be.. Too commercial, and not enough "true western" reality setting. I think the owners are more worried about making a buck, rather than a realistic local historic showing of mid 80's mining town. Too bad, the actual local area buildings, not presented as who/what they are. Too much "Hollywoodish"...... .

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Thank Stan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We spontaneous decided to stop on our way to Death Valley. We paid$5.50 admission fee per person and could look around and/or enter the nice old buildings.

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St. John's, NL
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

A collection of over 20 heritage structures from abandoned late-1800 mining towns make up this ghost town attraction. In an effort to salvage and preserve the vernacular architecture of the era, these ramshackle structures were carefully brought in from all over Gold Rush California as the dreams of gold dried up and the towns shut down. Among the heritage buildings... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

I just bumped into this little paradise of old, american mininghouses. Im a sentimental guy and the old west attracts me. In this little courtyard about 20 or so old houses, church, saloon and a prison are put together for you to visit! Text on the outside give an explanation, sometimes with stories of the old days added. The owner,... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

We came here yesterday as a stop and were pleasantly surprised by the unique antiques in the shop as well as the affordable tour of the town. If you come make sure you pet Izzy the ghost town cat. Shawn was very friendly and helpful in guiding us where to go next. I suggest this place to anyone looking for... More 

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Halifax
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361 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Called as we saw this from the road. The actual Ghost town was closed as they were filming a Country and Western pop video so we called in to the shop instead which was an antique shop with loads of interesting bits 'n pieces from 1900's - 1970's ish!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

What a great little slice of Americana! The family was enjoying a river trip on the Kern and I had read about interesting places in the area to see -- Silver City was just too cool to pass up. Took our 8 year old twins there and they really enjoyed the antique shop and meeting Izzy the cat and owner... More 

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