Have you visited Silver City Ghost Town?
Silver City Ghost Town, near Lake Isabella, is a great place to take the family for a quick day trip.
Only a quick drive from Kern County, Silver City Ghost Town is a cool place to take kids of all ages during the day or older kids for paranormal investigation events.
Where is Silver City Ghost Town Located?
Silver City Ghost Town is located in Bodfish, California near Lake Isabella. It’s a short drive from Bakersfield going up the canyon.
Is this Ghost Town kid friendly?
Absolutely! You can definitely take kids to explore the ghost town during the day.
Your kids will love exploring the old buildings.
For older kids ask about lantern and paranormal tours before you go.
Our baby Juliana loved being outside and she was much braver than the rest of us! The highlight of her trip was the resident dog and cat of Silver City Ghost Town.
If you are visiting during the day your kids definitely won’t get scared. It’s a museum like atmosphere that is great for kids to explore.
However, on our visit we were told many people have reported seeing strange happenings at this Ghost Town, even during the day.
The lantern and paranormal tours might be more spooky and better suited for older children.
When is the best time to visit Silver City Ghost Town?
This ghost town is open year round, but it’s good to check the weather conditions before driving up the canyon.
We like visiting during the Spring and Fall when it’s not snowing and not too hot.
Hours: 10am-4pm, 5pm on weekends.
Cost: A visit to the ghost town is under $10 per family member
Read more about Silver City Ghost Town and plan your visit!
Have you been to a ghost town? What is your favorite California ghost town to visit? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
How cool?! I love this idea, I think that even my 12 year old step son would be into it!
Hi Amber, it is such a fun place to go. They even have ghost tours at night for older kids and adults. Thanks for stopping by. :)
What fun! I’ve never been to a ghost town. Thanks for sharing!
You will have to go check one out sometime, it was a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by Gillis. :)
I would love to visit a Ghost Town like that! It would definitely be a visit my entire family would enjoy!
It was definitely worth checking out! Our kids had so much fun. I think I’d like to go and see some other California ghost towns now. Thanks for stopping by Pamela! :)
Your kids are so cute. What a fun thing to do as a family. Sounds like a great day. Thanks for linking up at Family Joy Blog Link up Party! Hope you join us next week :)
Thanks Charlene! It was so much fun. The link up is great, thanks for hosting! :)