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February 2, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Arizona's roadside attraction, Bedrock City, closes favoring Raptor Ranch over the Flintstones

Arizona's roadside attraction, Bedrock City
Few things will ever be better than the Flintstones (possibly the Jetsons), maybe.
Bedrock City coupon Just south of the Grand Canyon, Flintstone's Bedrock City was a roadside attraction in Arizona, located by Valle at the junction 64 & 180, it was an ideal destination for those visiting the Grand Canyon who wanted a bit of nostalgia mixed in. Alas, all good things come to an end. Bedrock City has closed with it's sale to a new owner keen on a much different kind of destination - Raptor Ranch.

When an age-old tradition shuts it's doors, it makes one reminiscent of simpler times. Piling into the family station wagon to tour the sites across the country used to be something people actually did for vacations.

An on-site RV park and camp grounds let you extend your Flintstones infatuation across multiple days, complete with a diner and gift shop. A cool facet of this venue was official Flintstone licensing. They had official items in the gift shop and permission for the various attractions around the 30 acre site.

As Bedrock City is raised for the new owner's Raptor Ranch, it's a reminder to enjoy things while they last. I love the Flintstones and would have loved strolling around Bedrock. In fact, I'd probably enjoy that more than sightseeing at the nearby Grand Canyon.

Arizona's roadside attraction, Bedrock City Arizona's roadside attraction, Flintstones Bedrock City
Arizona's roadside attraction, Bedrock City Arizona's roadside attraction, Flintstones Bedrock City

The new owner plans on keeping a few relics of Bedrock City as part of a playground at the new attraction, however the licensing was not part of the sale. It's all raptors from here on. Relive some nostalgia on your Game Boy Advance with The Flintstones Big Trouble in Bedrock.

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