Flinstones Bedrock City
Pitstop on the way to the Grand Canyon
Recommended by: Fred Flinstone
There aren't any characters here but that just means we didn't have to wait in any lines to take pictures. There isn't really that much to do here other than just look at things but it was okay. Sliding down the big brontosaurus and seeing the place was pretty cool - it would be better if it wasn't as run down. Maybe next year they will paint it!
YABBA DABBA DOO! Who would have guessed that Bedrock City, home to the nation's favorite prehistoric family, is located right here in popular Williams, Arizona? True, the scenery around the Grand Canyon is probably the only place in the world that comes close to replicating the stony, dusty Bedrock City that we all remember from the popular Hanna Barbera cartoons, but this classic cartoon icon turned "vintage" roadside attraction welcomes visitors both young and old to come "Meet the Flintstones - the modern stoneage family!"
While the concept for the park is neat, the presentation of it is really not all that impressive. This version of Bedrock City is really not much more than a collection of Flinstone character statues and a few "Bedrock City" landmarks like the post office and a monstrous concrete volcano that would be terrifying if it were ever to erupt.
There is a train ride through the park for the kids and a brontosaurus slide, but when you pay the entrance fee to visit the "amusement park" you are pretty much just paying to see the landmarks and the character statues. This place is cute, but it really is kind of faded and run down especially when compared to Six Flags and Kings Dominion styled theme parks.
Bedrock City does, however, offer a great souvenier shop and there is a campground where travelers can set up camp or park an RV overnight if needed. Who wouldn't want to be able to brag that they had spent the night at Bedrock City with Fred and Wilma, right? For those with a mammoth appetite, they should check out the Bronto Burger or a Chickasaurus Dinner at Fred's Diner.
101 S HWY 180, Junction 64 & 180, Williams, AZ 86046
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