12 Beautiful Hidden Gems in the US

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Bodie, California

Bodie is your perfect stop on a road trip of bizzare visits. The Sierra Nevada mountain town was abandoned in the early 20th century following the economy’s downturn, and the preserved buildings make for an eerie and unforgettable experience. This old mining town was founded back in 1859 when gold was discovered in the region.

But once the gold dried up, the townsfolk slowly began to leave the town after 50 years in residence. It eventually became a California Historic State Park in 1962. Instead of restoring the decrepit buildings left in the small town, they are instead preserved. This means everything is left in a state of suspended decay, from church buildings, homes, automobiles, mining equipment, and household items. Visiting the site of this historic ghost town is like stepping back in time.

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2 thoughts on “12 Beautiful Hidden Gems in the US”

  1. Carmen Stanza Sr.

    Not too impressed with these as “gems”. However, I do like the car in first pic. I have a similar one that I took in Allison, Pa. Now I have to look for it.


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