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Bodie State Historic Park

Hwy 270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
+1 619-647-6445
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This is a must see!

This place is amazing! It was so cool to see a town frozen in time. I just wish we had been there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cakp
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califorina
Closed february 15 at 10:15am

We drove 4 hours from Death Valley solely to see Bodie. About half way down the unpaved roadm we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cbellehu
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Memphis, Tennessee
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One of the best preserved ghost towns.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dirt road” (63 reviews)
“arrested decay” (49 reviews)
“ghost towns” (45 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Hwy 270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
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"dirt road"
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"arrested decay"
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"gold mining town"
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"its heyday"
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"photographers dream"
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"guide book"
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"step back in time"
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"mono lake"
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"gold rush"
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"history buff"
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"eastern sierras"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is amazing! It was so cool to see a town frozen in time. I just wish we had been there in time to do the tour of the stamp mill. I would definitely recommend everyone visit here at least once, it is totally...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove 4 hours from Death Valley solely to see Bodie. About half way down the unpaved roadm we ebcountered concrete road barriers. No closed sign, just a blocked road. Very disappointed. We had checked the Bodie hours befofre departing for our destination, and saw...More

Thank cbellehu
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

We went during the winter. No one is manning the gate but the rate s now $8 per adult. This is Jan 2018.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We'd seen Bodie on a travel show years ago and straight away put it on our bucket list. We finally got to visit in September this year and weren't disappointed. The site is tidy and well presented and truly looks like the residents just got...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This was my first time back to Bodie since coming here with our family as a child and it was fascinating all over again to glimpse into everyday life of an authentic boom town. We had a great time hiking all around the old town...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Bodie is a late 1800's well preserved gold mine town at the end of a Mono County road in California. A state ranger told us that the reason the road is not paved is because the county receives no part of the parks modest entrance...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

About an hour drive from Lee Vining, we were pleasantly surprised to visit this extremely well preserved ghost town. In its heyday, it had a booming population of 10000 people, which was largely brought down by two consecutive fires and a ravaged economy. The buildings...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Going from 10,000 people in the late 1800's in its peak, all related to gold mining, to a few hundred only 5 years later, and a ghost town after 1930, this town was fascinating. Only 5% of the original buildings remain, including the mine, but...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Do not miss the chance to visit Bodie. It is the opportunity to walk back into history with the houses, shops, school, chapel etc all still there in the gold-rush town, just as they have been left when the town was abandoned. This is not...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

You must go to this amazing Gold-rush town, left exactly as it was when the last penniless miner left. Many residents left everything behind as they didn't even have enough cash to pay for it to be taken out. So you can look into people's...More

Thank Martin P
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Musicscene2106
14 December 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
14 December 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
11 August 2017|
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Response from PaulO_MindyO | Reviewed this property |
It is drivable as long as you take it slow and easy.
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