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Silver City Ghost Town

3829 Lake Isabella Blvd, Bodfish, CA 93205-9635
+1 760-379-5146
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LOVED it!!

Kind of quirky, not a real ghost town, but very enjoyable. This is a collection of buildings going... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
A lot smaller than anticipated but a cute experience for kids.

Pretty quick run through if you don't read all the signboards. They ask for an admission fee for... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Bakersfield, United States
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3829 Lake Isabella Blvd, Bodfish, CA 93205-9635
+1 760-379-5146
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Kind of quirky, not a real ghost town, but very enjoyable. This is a collection of buildings going back to the 1850's that have been relocated and reassembled at this wonderful location. Admission is only $5 and it takes about an hour to get around...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Pretty quick run through if you don't read all the signboards. They ask for an admission fee for each person to keep it running and hope you will buy something in their antique shops which are unrelated to the location. Keep in mind this is...More

Thank samanthagT6177DI
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Had a warm welcome from the guy running the place. Very interesting visit, does not take long to look around 30-60 mins. Saves a lot if off road driving to a ghost town that may have nothing there. This ghost town has been created from...More

1  Thank fortytowers
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Silver City is in fact a collection of historic buildings and artifacts from the local area, which have been preserved by the owners rather than being lost to history. For any western history buff it's certainly worth a visit. Otherwise it's fun to just come...More

Thank 00Bruce00
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I took my new wife and daughter (from Ukraine) to what I thought would be a little of the wild west. They and I were thoroughly disappointed, five dollars each to walk threw heaps of old trashed (it took us 10 mins) buildings of what...More

2  Thank Ray H
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had great time there. If you are close by you have to visit this place. :))) We came there after 5 PM and there was closed but very nice gentleman opened whole town just for us. Thank You!! :)

Thank Katarzynka1981
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Not exactly what I hoped it would be.. Too commercial, and not enough "true western" reality setting. I think the owners are more worried about making a buck, rather than a realistic local historic showing of mid 80's mining town. Too bad, the actual local...More

Thank Stan S
J C, Public Relations Manager at Silver City Ghost Town, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

This "visitor" is actually a local photographer who stood at our front gate and took photos of our location. When told there was a small admission fee he indignantly refused to pay. Later we found him at a local swap meet selling unauthorized photos of...More

Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We spontaneous decided to stop on our way to Death Valley. We paid$5.50 admission fee per person and could look around and/or enter the nice old buildings.

Thank Stefanie H
Reviewed 21 January 2016

A collection of over 20 heritage structures from abandoned late-1800 mining towns make up this ghost town attraction. In an effort to salvage and preserve the vernacular architecture of the era, these ramshackle structures were carefully brought in from all over Gold Rush California as...More

1  Thank J B
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I just bumped into this little paradise of old, american mininghouses. Im a sentimental guy and the old west attracts me. In this little courtyard about 20 or so old houses, church, saloon and a prison are put together for you to visit! Text on...More

Thank Ingmar69
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