Bedrock City (South Dakota)
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Flintstones Bedrock City is a 62-acre theme park and campground in Custer, South Dakota in the Black Hills which features buildings and characters inspired by The Flintstones television series. The facility opened in 1966. It closed in 2015.
There is a sister location still operating in Williams, Arizona, although this location is derelict and currently for sale.
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The park's entrance includes a large gift shop, a drive-in restaurant which features Brontoburgers, and a 20 foot tall statue of Dino overlooking the entrance. After entering the park, visitors can ride an 1880s miniature train whose tracks take guests to a western façade, through Dinosaur Canyon, around the park and return to the depot after passing through a volcano called Mt. St. Wilma. Bedrock's City Hall welcomes visitors to the prehistoric town which includes the homes of the Flintstones, the Rubbles, Mr. Slate, and Mr. Granitebilt. Other features are a working movie cinema, playhouse theatre (featuring a show by the Flintstone Trio: Fred, Wilma, and Dino), radio station, telephone company, grocery store, police department, dentist's office, beauty parlor, stonescraper, fire department, Water Buffalo lodge, auto garage, and bank buildings. Interiors are decorated in the style of the show and feature sculpted and animated characters going about their daily lives in Bedrock. A feature at one end of Main Street is Mt. Rockmore, a replica of nearby Mt. Rushmore with the heads of Fred, Barney, Dino, and Mr. Granitebilt carved into a hill. There is also a playground with lots for the kids including a slideasaurus and a running Flintmobile which takes you on a lap around the playground. The campground is tucked away behind the park and includes a swimming pool, laundry/arcade, grocery store, putt-putt golf, playground, bath houses, camping cabins and many campsites.
- Nicole Tschetter (September 3, 2015). "'The Flintstones Bedrock City' announces it's closing". Schurz Communications.
- Rachel B. Doyle (June 10, 2015). "Inside the Derelict Flintstones Theme Park Being Sold for $2 Million". Atlas Obscura.
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