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A Yabba Dabba Doo Time!

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I really wanted to go pull out my paints and freshen up the place a bit.  It was a little sad to see it in such disrepair.  But as a roadside attraction, this park is going the way of old Route 66 and will be a memory in the very near future.

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Yes, I do love a good photo opp.

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Inside of each of the concrete replicas of Bedrock City were dusty concrete furnishings.  I am sure that they were more detailed at one time, but with age, dust and a bit of vandalism, the insides were sparse and dark.

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Personally, I love these types of road side attractions.  And I am very glad we were able to stop here and see this one before it is gone.  The family who has owned this property for the past 44 years has put it up for sale.  For the sum of 2 million dollars, this property could be yours!

Since the Hannah-Barbera license is not transferrable, the new owner would not be able to continue with the Flintstones theme.

(Not that kids of this generation would even know who the Flintstones are).

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That means that in the near future, this will probably be a casino, a gas station or an outlet mall.   After more than four decades, this unique roadside attraction will be gone.

I find that a little sad.  I asked Dave to lend me $2 million.  He said he left his money in his other pants…

If you get a chance to visit the south rim of the Grand Canyon, be sure to check out this kitchy amusement park from the past before it is gone for good.  Located right on route 64, about 30 minutes from Grand Canyon National Park.

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8 thoughts on “A Yabba Dabba Doo Time!”

  1. I don’t know how we missed that when we were out there! I love all your pictures. Especially the one of Dave as Wilma! LOL, Lets get the family together and scrape up that 2 million so we can preserve this park. I love it!!!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing. I too grew up in the 60’s and 70’s and I absolutely loved the Flintstones. Thank you for a wonderful trip down memory lane.

    1. Thank you for following our journeys! It’s nice to know that there are many folks that do remember the Flintstones! My kids maybe not so much. LOL! We had a blast checking out this wonderful little park and were very glad to see it before it is gone. Hope you are having a wonderful summer!

      suzy

  3. i’ve been by there but never stopped. yes the Flintstones was one of our favorite Saturday morning shows while growing up. too bad, glad you got to see it, it’s what traveling the country is about. love your blog. We RV too — i wish I could get the other half out on the road more often.

    maureen

    1. Thank you so much! We just love checking out old roadside attractions. Glad to “meet” a fellow RVer! Hope to see you on the road some day!

      suzy

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