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Have a fascination for ghost towns? In Bridgeport, visit Bodie State Historic Park. In the late 1800’s, Bodie was a thriving gold mining town. Today, many buildings remain in their state of “arrested decay". Walk through town to see hotels, houses, a church, saloons, mills, machine shops, a jail and much, much more. Peer into interiors and imagine the lives of prior occupants. Learn the decadent storied past when the town boasted over 60 saloons, a red-light district, and opium dens. The town is a photographers dream and easily a whole day can be spent here. A visitor center/museum is open mid-May to mid-October featuring a video presentation and ranger-led programs. Note, the last three miles is rough dirt road — passable for most cars, but washboard bumpy. Services are limited, so have drinking water, food, and a full tank of gas before heading out. Open year round but accessible only by skis, snowshoes or snowmobiles during winter months. There is a fee to enter payable by cash or check only.
CA-270, Bridgeport, CA 93517
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