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Bodie State Historic Park

Hwy 270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
+1 619-647-6445
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Bucket list tick

We'd seen Bodie on a travel show years ago and straight away put it on our bucket list. We finally... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Goannas
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Comet, Qld
Well worth going off the beaten path for

This was my first time back to Bodie since coming here with our family as a child and it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SanDiegoDiversDown
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San Diego
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One of the best preserved ghost towns.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“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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+1 619-647-6445
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Goannas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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

Thank swamprat2016
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

Thank UDCAKC
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

Thank paku_11
Reviewed 4 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

Thank sunshinelover978
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
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Bodies is an interesting step back into the old west. If you are interested in seeing old buildings preserved you will enjoy walking around Bodie. I find it makes a good stop on my photographic trips along the Sierra East Side. This year I got...More

Thank RonLykins
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is one of the places that you need to take your kids to. It shows the rough living of the old west and has the original buildings. dont miss the grave yard, you can see when there was a bad winter with how many...More

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

It's a bit of a drive to get there but luckily the views along the way are beautiful, especially if you are traveling via the Tioga Pass. Then there is the 10 miles off the main highway and another 3 miles along a dirt track....More

Thank daisyduke2891
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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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