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Bodie State Historic Park

Hwy 270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
+1 619-647-6445
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Interesting and educational

As others have said, this is a REAL ghost town. My partner (from England) kept saying he visited a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ventura, California
Fixed in time

Seldom can we walk the streets of California history as preserved as this. The town is fixed in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Moreno Valley, California
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One of the best preserved ghost towns.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dirt road” (61 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hwy 270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
+1 619-647-6445
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As others have said, this is a REAL ghost town. My partner (from England) kept saying he visited a "ghost town" on a tour of California. When we visited this place, he agreed that what he saw was a "tourist attraction." This state park is...More

Thank GoGinnyGo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Seldom can we walk the streets of California history as preserved as this. The town is fixed in time for you to imagine what it was like to live through the gold rush. Be prepared for dusty roads, lots of walking and bring a camera....More

Thank RoadBob
Reviewed 3 days ago

Bodie is the best preserved ghost town I've ever visited...most are usually just foundations and fence posts but Bodie still retains many of the original buildings preserved in "arrested decay" by the Park Service...the artifacts preserved inside the old buildings provide a glimpse of daily...More

Thank joenumbah1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Looks like all of the people just up and left 70 years ago and the only mainenance that has been done in the years past has been to keep the place safe. Like it is stuck in a time warp when you look into the...More

Thank JerseyJack_11
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of history! Too bad our motel was unacceptable, or we would have seen more. But if you like ghost towns, there is no more detailed one in California.

Thank jkennedy95008
Reviewed 1 week ago

This ghost town is so well preserved it is awesome. Closed during WWII this mining town looks as if you can still live their. A part of Ca. history, if you are into that, a must see.

Thank thibbs1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, ignore the reviews which give this place a low score. Do your research before you go, read up on what Bodie is and the access and you will be fine. You have to travel down a dirt road for a few miles, its not...More

3  Thank EIriss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the middle of nowhere is a town that that use to be a gold and silver mecca, at its peak had over 10,000 people. Now nothing but abandoned buildings-great exploring. Pack drink and a lunch as their is no place to buy Anything. We...More

Thank varnin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You definitely have to visit this place. I don't know why I didn't read about it during my road trip preparations because it is a really nice experience if you are on a road trip in California. I have just read about this ghost town...More

Thank szanissza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like this place so much.Intresting,creepy,a lot of things to see.We walked around and took many pictures.It's a long way up there and it tooks us 40 minutes to drive on a bumpy road but it was worth it!

Thank EmiliaGlavan
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11 August 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
3 August 2017|
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Response from PaulO_MindyO | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others. Wear a face shield so you don't eat all the dust from any vehicles that might be in front of you.
John M
28 June 2017|
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Response from Helen G | Reviewed this property |
Pack your lunch....like everyone else mentioned you are in the middle of nowhere and the wonder of the place quickly takes up the whole day. This is somewhere we fell upon by accident and are quick to recommend to others.