For years I have been told, "You gotta go to Bodie." I have now been to Bodie! So have Tom and Diane. Bodie is a ghost town that receives about 200,000 visitors annually. It is an historic state park, established as such in 1962. But, its history goes back much further than that. In 1876 it became a boom town following the discovery of gold and at one time had several thousand residents. Today, Bodie is preserved in a state of arrested decay. There are about 110 structures still in the town including one of many once operational gold mills. For a small fee, visitors can roam the streets, peek into windows and in a couple of homes can even walk into a room or two. Room interiors have remained as they were left, which certainly adds to the description of decay. No attempt has been made to clean them up or even organize them as they might have been used by their residents. There are many resources on the internet that tell more of Bodie's history and I encourage you to check some of them out.