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Bodie

From U.S. 395, take California 270 east. Drive 10 miles to the end of the pavement and continue three miles on a dirt road., CA
+1 760-647-6445
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THE BEST GOLD MINING TOWN TO VISIT

We have traveled all over the south west and visited many historic sites and gost towns and we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
707clayg
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Lomita, California
Loved it

We decided to divert on our way to Lake Tahoe and it was a good decision although the last few... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
poplarkins
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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LOCATION
From U.S. 395, take California 270 east. Drive 10 miles to the end of the pavement and continue three miles on a dirt road., CA
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+1 760-647-6445

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have traveled all over the south west and visited many historic sites and gost towns and we were really impressed with our visit to Bodie. We spent almost 3 hours on our self guided tour and did not see it all and did not...More

Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to divert on our way to Lake Tahoe and it was a good decision although the last few kilometres we worried while driving on the dirt road. This was an amazing historical site where you will get a very good impression of the...More

Thank poplarkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around midday and were treated by Russel. Paid around $8 each and then did the Mill tour for an extra $6 each. We loved it!! Russell is very knowledgeable and he’s a great tour guide. Take water with you in sunny days as...More

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We were glad we went but this was interesting rather than riveting. It is a nice place 8,500 feet up the mountains. Museum is not great neither is the shop Beware that the last 3 miles to the site are on an unpacked road

Thank bbbythesea
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing historical site. An entire mining town left behind. You can walk through the streets and peek in windows of these old homes. Lots of info about the former residents. A great place to visit but bring food and water - there doesn't seem to...More

Thank valdanko
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Bodie is an abandoned town, but you can still see many of the buildings, homes and businesses. There is a self-guided tour as well as a ranger talk and a tour of the old mill. It's very interesting and you could spend hours there!

Thank zoofamily
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

By the visit of Bodie you will get a very good impression from the life during the gold rush in the old days. Although only 5% from the original town is left the set up is very well done and impressive too. Very worth to...More

Thank Arco V
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I have been living in the Sacramento area for over 20 years and have wanted to make it to Bodie. The trouble is, that it is not on the way to anywhere you are likely to be going (with the possible exception of Mono Lake)....More

1  Thank Larry G
Reviewed 12 June 2017

If you're in this area of California, you should definitely visit Bodie. We were on a tight schedule so we couldn't stay as long as we wanted to. There is so much to see and it can very easily take up two or more hours...More

Thank Lindseym15
Reviewed 17 October 2016

An excellent way to spend a couple of hours. This town really takes you back in time. We spent 2 hours there and managed to see almost everything. The guided tours are worthwhile. Depending on the season, take lots of sunscreen, a hat and some...More

Thank UK-Yorkshire
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enncle
1 September 2016|
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Response from Sean B | Reviewed this property |
I think it's $10 and worth it.
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Anne689
24 August 2016|
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Response from wllytna | Reviewed this property |
Yes Just Drive slow. We took my wife's Sonata
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