If you liked The Flintstones cartoon, you”ll love this. (Or it will ruin your childhood, depending on how you like to remember things.) While the syndicated cartoon went off the air nearly in 1966, the town of Bedrock still remains–in Arizona, of all places. (Fun fact: the original show was meant to take place in Stone Age Southern California, and included plays on actual place names.)
Bedrock City, near Valle, Arizona, is a life-sized mock-up of the Flintstones characters” hometown of Bedrock, created as a roadside attraction for those en route to the Grand Canyon on Highway 180. Through it”s brightly painted and still operational, it”s largely been forgotten by all but those in the area.
Today, Bedrock City still attracts visitors, but more than 40 years in the desert has made it look a bit more unintentionally Stone Age than was perhaps the original idea.
People do still come and roam through the houses, and can even camp there. It”s open 365 days a year (unlike its twin location in Custer, SD, which is only open in the summer, due to the weather) and souvenirs, food, and activities are still available. The place is definitely a little weird, but it has a nostalgic charm to it.