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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  • This was worth the 20 minute detour off of the highway. Keep in mind the last 3 miles of the road is dirt. Passable by car but bumpy and dusty. You will look for a car wash when you leave. Took a.....  more
    This was worth the 20 minute detour off of the highway. Keep in mind the last 3 miles of the road is dirt. Passable by car but bumpy and dusty. You will look for a car wash when you leave. Took a.....  more »
  • This is an amazing historic reclamation by the State Parks services. They use the term "arrested decay". You can spend as little or as much time exploring as you want. The booklet available for... 
    This is an amazing historic reclamation by the State Parks services. They use the term "arrested decay". You can spend as little or as much time exploring as you want. The booklet available for...  more »
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  • Love this place, and a repeat visitor. Great for modern archeology buffs. Finally brought the kids, and they loved it. So much to soak in and explore freely. Make sure to find the firehouse, and ring the bell!
  • I Love History and I Love Bodie! it is a piece of History kept alive by caring park Rangers. Ive been here 3 times and if I lived closer Id go every weekend. A must do for families and plan on a full day or more. This is tangible History and it feels like youve been transported in time.

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