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Bodie State Historic Park

Hwy 270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
+1 619-647-6445
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HIDDEN GEM

On our road trip around California from Australia we passed Bodie on our why from Mammoth Lake to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fishpot52
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Sydney, Australia
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Time stop

After 3mi on unpaved road (not so funny) you rich the gost town. It is unbelievable how the old... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Remus R
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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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"dirt road"
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"arrested decay"
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"ghost towns"
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"gold mining town"
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"old west"
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"its heyday"
in 12 reviews
"photographers dream"
in 8 reviews
"step back in time"
in 21 reviews
"mono lake"
in 27 reviews
"gold rush"
in 18 reviews
"bring water"
in 16 reviews
"history buff"
in 13 reviews
"per adult"
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"eastern sierras"
in 8 reviews
"park service"
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"off limits"
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"fascinating place"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On our road trip around California from Australia we passed Bodie on our why from Mammoth Lake to Lake Tahoe and decided to drop in for a visit. It was about a 30 min drive once you turned off the main highway with the last...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After 3mi on unpaved road (not so funny) you rich the gost town. It is unbelievable how the old things are conserved! You can see the dust on ancient artifacts, it is amazing!

Thank Remus R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bodie was so cool! Once we got there it started snowing and then we watched a video of how the town would become buried in snow and people would die... anyway we made it through and got out safely. I would have loved a guided...More

Thank Jason P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem, go if you can. Not very wheelchair ADA accessible, but my sister got around fairly well on a dry day in an electric wheelchair with big wheels. Conventional small front wheels would be nearly impossible here.

Thank Lou D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on touring motorcycles which provided some challenge since the last 3 miles are dirt. But that didn’t detract from the overall pleasant surprise of a large settlement of well preserved buildings to explore. The interiors reflected their prior occupants which gave a sense...More

1  Thank Kitty L
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Such a good piece of land to visit very eerie and cool From Bridgeport Bodie is just a few miles easy to find there’s a brown and white sign on the right hand side of the highway says Bodie state park. The park has clean...More

1  Thank Bella B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

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

2  Thank bklyn56
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

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

3  Thank VNE
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

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 18 March 2018

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

Thank JohnFallonStudio
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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
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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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