1. Flintstones Bedrock City – Valle, Arizona

    Just off the SR-64 in Valle, Arizona on the drive from Williams to the Grand Canyon South Rim, you can find a unique little park called Bedrock City based on the Flintstones.  I had first heard of it after reading an article that someone had posted on Facebook. I looked at a map to see exactly where the park was located and then realised I would actually be driving past it before arriving at the Grand Canyon. I knew I would have to visit.

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    It costs $5 per person to get into Flintstones Bedrock City – an absolute bargain if ever there was one. Please ignore all the negative reviews online of people who say that the park is not worth visiting. I say where else in the world could you visit anywhere like this? I love visiting unique places like Bedrock City!

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    The day that I visited Bedrock City was one of the first days of the US Government Shutdown (at the beginning of October 2013) which sadly closed all National Parks including the entire Grand Canyon – the main reason for visiting and staying in the area! So either due to there being no normal tourist traffic driving past or the fact that not many people realise that Bedrock City exists let alone is actually still open, we had the park to ourselves. Apart from some people in the cafe enjoying a cup of 5¢ coffee, we were the only visitors to the houses of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble.

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    At the centre of the park is the amazing dinosaur slide so of course I had to have a go – I didn’t yell Yabba Dabba Doo like Fred Flintstone does at the same time though!

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    I’ve posted the video tour of Flintstones Bedrock City below where you can actually see the park as well as inside the buildings – and yes, apart from the noise of the wind it really was that quiet there!

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