Bodie State Historic Park, Bridgeport

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Bodie State Historic Park takes you on a journey back to the days of Californian Gold Rush. A bustling mining community of nearly 10,000 people in the 1880s, this area was completely abandoned by the mid-20th century. This time-capsule-like slice still has about 100 original buildings. If you look through the windows, you'll see that the interiors are also intact. Head to the museum to get on one of the tours, or explore on your own. Be aware that the only facilities are a parking lot and restrooms, so bring any snacks and drinks you may want. Put Bodie State Historic Park into our Bridgeport trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bridgeport.
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  • We went during the winter. No one is manning the gate but the rate s now $8 per adult. This is Jan 2018.  more »
  • There are many ghost towns in the United States, but many have been "embellished" a little over the years to lure more tourists. On the other hand, oozes Bodie of authenticity. The city looks completely like it has been left with a plunk battles. The cows is still lying at the pool table, which is still covered up on kitchen tables, merchant goods is still on the shelves and so on. The one part of the city have been abandoned in the beginning of the last century, while another part of the city has had residents as late as the 1970s. The town is a piece up in the heights, and we only know to climb the last 5 kilometers on an extremely bumpy dirt road. It is both windy and barren up here, but it is almost even with the notion of an old guldmineby. It costs a small fee to visit the city, but it is definitely worth the money.
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  • 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...  more »
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  • Been wanting to check this place out for a few years now and finally got around to it. Very cool place to stop for a few hours, especially if you're on your way to Mammoth from just anywhere in Northern California. There were no events and the store was closed but that I suspect was due to the timing we had upon arrival or perhaps the season. Either way, definitely a nice place to visit. Bring a comfortable pair of shoes and make sure you have water along with! High desert is no joke!
  • A great place to visit if you love ghost towns. Formerly a gold and silver mining town, the remnants of the machinery used and the lifestyle abound. Some buildings appear almost as if someone had called a quick and spontaneous town meeting, after which they all just left. The buildings are locked, but peering through a window is like peering through a portal back in time.
  • Based on the type of your personality, your experience here will take you to the extremes. You may be amazed if you're a happy traveller with an interest in history and structures - you may be depressed if you're a cautious and compassionate individual. Either way - this is an adventure you don't want to miss.. Look through the windows of the remains of this ghost town, go inside houses and try to imagine what life for it's people would have looked like. You need half a day to fully experience this place.
  • It was a great experience for us, the first ghost town we've ever seen. Magic atmosphere, full of history. This place is must see. There is a fee for entrance, $8 per car, so bring some cash with you, cards are not accepted.
  • Very Historic place. Watch videos about what it looked like back in the day and it will help your imagination with picturing the activity when you go. We will go back to explore more.

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