Monday, October 30, 2017

A forgotten Flintstones theme park in Arizona

Back in the 1970's and 1980's there are many Flintstones-inspired theme parks around the US. The last one remaining is a forgotten and derelict theme park in Arizona. 

Located at the corner of Arizona State Route 64 and U.S. Route 180, Bedrock City is mainly visited by tourists who are on their way to Grand Canyon, some 30 miles away. It opened in 1972 after its owner found success with a similar theme park in South Dakota, that one near Mount Rushmore

The park has licensed the likenesses of the Flintstones characters, and features statues, rides, a diner and a gift shop based on that theme. 

In 2015 it was reported that the park's owner wanted to retire and was looking to sell the park for $2 million. On the same year the South Dakota location shut down as well.

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