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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  • My wife and I have spent quite a few times on Highway 395 on the eastern side of the Sierra Mountain Range. We usually travel in October to catch the fall colors along 395. We always try to go to Bodi...  more »
  • A dip between buildings, and not only, that bring back in a time far away and very peculiar charm. A park that we loved also because you can devote all the time you want to visit it in absolute tranquility with a nice walk.
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  • This is one of the most impressive ghost towns I have seen. The grounds are vast and open to roam. A place were you can freely peek into windows and journey back in time since many of the artifacts an...  more »
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  • What a cool place to visit. A town frozen in time. There is a ton of info and pics all over the internet, but seeing this ghost town in person was awesome. So glad we made the trip down the long dirt road. We were on a hiking trip to climb White Mountain as we prepared for Whitney, but this was a fun detour. We wrote all about it on our blog. Gotta Get Gone.
  • A real hidden gem! A genuine, honest-to-goodness ghost town, not like those cheesy tourist traps with hokey staged gunfights and tons of cheap souvenirs. Frozen in time, as if everyone in town just suddenly vanished one day. Forewarning though - the 3 mile drive in from the highway on a washboard dirt road probably not a good idea for people with severe back or neck issues, and I’d recommend a rental car. Otherwise, you may need to get an alignment. Would be well worth it regardless though!
  • Love Bodie. Been there a few times. Make sure you take the correct road out though. You might end up lost. Like i did.
  • Amazing step back in time! We spent an entire afternoon walking around Bodie. Pay the $2 for the walking tour book, it gives such a detailed history of most of the buildings. Worth every penny. There are bathroom with running water in the parking area, and there is a gift shop in the museum. Pack a lunch, and spend a beautiful day in the State Park. You won't be disappointed.
  • This ghost town is a piece of living history! I wandered the whole town for hours just enjoying the wide open spaces! Definitely pick up the guide book to provide more insight into what buildings you are looking at! Definitely worth the long drive down the dirt road to get here! Great place to take some photos as well!
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