This Quirky American Tourist Landmark Is Finally Closing This Year

Generations of travelers have stopped by Arizona’s Bedrock City to experience the world of The Flintstones. Now, this classic American attraction is finally closing down.

Bedrock City first opened in the 1970s. Location in Valle near the intersection of State Route 64 and US-180, the park is a 30-acre attraction that celebrates all things Flintstones with faux stone-age buildings, cartoon decor, and a brontosaurus slide for kids.

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Though it has long been a popular stop for families on their way to the Grand Canyon, a decline in attendance led to the sale of the property. There are plans to reopen the spot as “Raptor Ranch,” a bird-themed attraction.

For now, Bedrock City will continue to operate as a Flintstones park through summer 2019. After its final season, the attraction will slowly be transformed into Raptor Ranch and its iconic cartoon buildings will either be incorporated into the new attraction or demolished.