Arizona’s Land of the Lost: Bedrock City

I first heard about Flintstone’s Bedrock City a little over a year ago after reading an article that it was for sale. Believe me, if I had $2 million, I would buy this place and straight-up live there. You enter the park through a gift shop/diner (which, among other things, sells 5¢ coffee??) and, after wresting open a somewhat sticky door and navigating a small courtyard littered with broken beaks, find yourself in a bygone Oz from the ’70s. I may or may not have gasped out loud. Behold the glorious cement rainbow of my dreams!
Flintstones Bedrock City

“Hello? Hanna-Barbera? Yeah, I just wanted to call and thank you for inspiring heaven-on-earth.”Flintstones Bedrock City

Flintstones Bedrock City

***Dream Home***Flintstones Bedrock City

Flintstones Bedrock City

Flintstones Bedrock City

Betty Rubble has a great eye for interior design!Flintstones Bedrock City

Broken BeaksFlintstones Bedrock City

How hard would it be to knock down the shed in our backyard and build this in its place…Flintstones Bedrock City

Pretty sure this ride has been down for awhileFlintstones Bedrock City

You can barely see Dean sneaking into the beauty shop side. We’re all about unisex facilities over here. ;)Flintstones Bedrock City

Flintstones Bedrock City

Flintstones Bedrock City

That crow! Top of his class.Flintstones Bedrock City

Flintstones Bedrock City

Flintstones Bedrock City

Flintstones Bedrock City

Flintstones Bedrock City

Not pictured: my arms through the jail bars, like I’m Ol’ Dirty Blocks in the “Gravel Pit”Flintstones Bedrock City

Good lord, this guy is terrifying though. Do NOT get arrested in this town. Flintstones Bedrock City

I don’t like snakes… unless they’re giant, spiky and psychedelic. (Wish this was in our backyard too!)Flintstones Bedrock City
Ach, Bedrock City. I hope you last forever!

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5 thoughts on “Arizona’s Land of the Lost: Bedrock City

  1. I remember seeing a big fake brontosaurus and a big fake t-rex at a side-of-the-road dive in Texas when I was a kid. They were awesome and made me want to ride dinosaurs in real life. Sadly, I was informed that they’d all died out years before.

    I just realized that this story shares the same plot as the Who’s “Pictures of Lily”…except with more reptiles and less masturbation.

    • My favorite roadside attractions are dinosaurs! I think I had a similar moment of disappointment when I learned they no longer walked among us. Don’t hate me but I really don’t know a ton of Who!

  2. Pingback: Arizona Road Trip Leftovers | hometown unicorn

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