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Bodie State Historic Park, Bridgeport

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Ghost Town State Park
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. A visit to Bodie State Historic Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bridgeport vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • I was extremely tired from a full day of traveling but my wife wanted to stop by Bodie and I'm very glad I did. I've been to many attractions in California (Disney, Knotts, etc) but I really like this...  more »
  • So very interesting. It was cold and windy but it didn't stop us from enjoying going through the whole ghost town  more »
  • I visited Bodie for the first time with my parents, little sister, and grandparents in February 2015 and went again in June 2017 with my parents, little sister, and boyfriend. It was fantastic both ti...  more »
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  • What a great opportunity to wander around an old town. Nice photo opportunities and very interesting. Some buildings are maintained with historical contents, others allowed decay, droop and tilt. It was well worth the drive, just be aware it's down a long (but well maintained) dirt road.
  • Tangible history! Hard to believe it's not a movie set or a theme park. I wish more of the town survived, but at least what's left gives you a pretty good idea of what things were like back then.
  • My of my favorite places on the west coast. I've been here a number of times, I never tire of it. We have been very lucky that Everytime we have gone we have been the only ones there. You really get the feel of what life was like as you stroll through the town peeking in window and reading the headstones of the cemetery. I hope the they keep it standing for many more years.
  • Cool place to visit. Self guided tours for the most of it. If you want to tour the stamp mill you have to be at the guided tour start to participate.
  • Amazing ghost town! Pack the family up and check it out! Bring drinks and snacks as there are no services.