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Bodie State Historic Park

Hwy 270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
+1 619-647-6445
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America's Finest Ghost Town...

If you are visiting Yosemite or Mono Lake, take the time to visit America's finest ghost town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bklyn56
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Westford, Massachusetts
This ghost town was pretty lively

We were both intrigued by the descriptions we'd read, but the three miles of gravel road gave us... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
VNE
,
West Michigan
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One of the best preserved ghost towns.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dirt road” (63 reviews)
“arrested decay” (49 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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"its heyday"
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"photographers dream"
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"guide book"
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"mono lake"
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"gold rush"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Yosemite or Mono Lake, take the time to visit America's finest ghost town. Don't be deterred by the gravel road. The trip is well worth the bumps. Bodie is a complete town. It includes homes, stores, saloons and the mine. It...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were both intrigued by the descriptions we'd read, but the three miles of gravel road gave us pause, especially since there were 10 miles of paved roads before them. Would such a long side trip be worth it? We started down the road and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ghost town is an adventure! Though you cannot walk inside the buildings, you can see into many of them. Nature is allowed to take it's course, here... The unpaved streets are lined with weathered structures (some propped up) in a state of "suspended decay."...More

Thank D F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome ghost town and history of this amazing place. This place can take an entire day to walk through. The history and stories of this wild west town is amazing. I love this place and you will too. Left completely untouched from people leaving their...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

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

1  Thank cakp
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

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

1  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.

1  Thank tasha978
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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

Thank SanDiegoDiversDown
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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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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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