For the sister location in Arizona, see Bedrock City (Arizona).

Bedrock City (known as The Flintstones Bedrock City) was a 62-acre theme park and campground in Custer, South Dakota in the Black Hills which featured buildings and characters inspired by the original television series, The Flintstones by Hanna-Barbera. The facility opened in 1966, closed in 2015 and demolished in 2019.

Description

Amusement Area

The park's entrance included a large gift shop, a drive-in restaurant which featured "Brontoburgers", and a 20-foot tall statue of Dino overlooking the entrance. After entering the park, visitors and guests could ride an 1880's miniature train that took them to a western facade, through Dinosaur Canyon, around the park and returned to the depot after passing through a volcano called Mt. St. Wilma, which it was named after Fred's wife. Bedrock's City Hall welcomed visitors to the prehistoric town which included the homes of the Flintstones, the Rubbles, Mr. Slate, and Mr. Granitebilt.

Other features included the Rockmore Theatre, the Stonewall Theatre (featuring a show by the Flintstone Trio: Fred, Wilma, and Dino), radio station, telephone company, grocery store, police station, dentist's office, beauty parlor, a stone-scraper, fire department, Water Buffalo Lodge, auto garage, and bank buildings. Interiors were decorated in the style of the show and featured sculpted and animated characters going about their daily, but typical lives in the fictional city of Bedrock.

A feature at one end of Main Street was Mount Rockmore, a replica of nearby Mount Rushmore with the heads of Fred, Barney, Dino, and Mr. Granitebilt carved into a hill. The park also had a large playground with multiple unique activities including a slideasaurus and an iconic, running Flintmobile which took them on a lap around the area.

Campground

The campground was tucked away behind the park and included a swimming pool, laundry/arcade, grocery store, putt-putt golf, playground, bathhouses, camping cabins and many campsites.

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