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Bodie State Historic Park

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Address: Bodie Rd., Bridgeport, CA 93517
Phone Number: +1 619-647-6445

One of the best preserved ghost towns.

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There is a famous saying in a young girl's journal "Goodbye God, I am going to Bodie." And, given how remote this Ghost Town (in a state of arrested decay today) is even by car... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is a famous saying in a young girl's journal "Goodbye God, I am going to Bodie." And, given how remote this Ghost Town (in a state of arrested decay today) is even by car, this trip must have been arduous in the 1800s and very, very remote and isolated. Given that only about 15 percent of the buildings remain,... More 

Thank albebuc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Girls really enjoyed exploring and learning the history of the area! Great time, great visit. Highly recommend!

Thank Patty N
Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a park that is is a stare of arrested decay ( they don't let it fall apart). going to the park during Bodie Days is cool the Bodie Foundation has a lot going on during this time. It is usually around the first or second week in August. If you can get on the tour of the stamp... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In "arrested decay," this old mining town speaks volumes of what it was like to live and work during the mining days of California development prior to 1900. It took me 60 years in the state to finally get here, but I regret not seeing this bit of our history years ago.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my partner and I visited this place while on a road trip. the wildest west town in the west is now its largest in-restored, best preserved ghost town. official gold mining town, bodie was once notorious as the wildest town in the west. from 1877 1888, its community swelled and produced $35milllion in gold and silver. now a state historic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a one of a kind in the United States. Whether you are there to photograph the place or take the kids on a field trip, it is a place not easily forgotten. One reminder, it can be tiring if you are not used to the altitude. It is at almost 8,000 feet.

Thank Pixelpanderer
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have about 2-3 hours and want to see a vintage "Ghost Town", come to Bodie State Historic Park. I came from Lee Vining, CA, the drive north to CA-270 was about 30 minutes, 270 starts out paved for 10 miles, with the last 3 miles gravel which was simple. The Park Ranger station is the only access to... More 

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Tromsø - Rovaniemi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very nice play to visit - to get a look at how things were back in the days. Only 5% of the houses are still standing, but they are very nice. Imagine how this place was when all houses were there.... Most houses are closed so you can only look in through windows, but that makes it more nice... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Takes you back to a time forgotten. Would have loved to see to entire town back in its hay day. Lots of history, wish we would have toured the old mining sight, but needed to make an appointment to do so, not sure of the times/days etc, but get it in!

Thank srespass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Such a well preserved place that was perfect for Halloween pictures. A little pricey at 8$/person but with it.

Thank Chris E

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