Custer, South Dakota: Flintstones Bedrock City

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Address:
301 W. Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD
Directions:
On the west end of town, just west of the US 16/385 split. On the south side of US 16.
Hours:
Daily, mid-May - Labor Day (Call to verify)
Phone:
605-673-4079
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Bedrock City. Flintstones Bedrock City
Classic kiddie TV theme park for kids, including those who are retirement age. A touchstone of two-dimensional, primary-colored 1960s cartoon reality in a cross-platformed world. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/19/2009]

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Bedrock City. Flintstones Bedrock City

This was a fun and relatively cheap stop. A good change for kids after days of National Parks and history. The "live" show is a weak robotic Fred, Wilma and Dino band. but photo opps, playground and ride you get to go on in Fred's car are awesome. Get the "dollar off" coupon from the SD visitor's guide.

[Chelsea, 07/09/2014]
Bedrock City. Flintstones Bedrock City

Campy campground and themed attraction based on the popular animated series, The Flintstones. Opened in 1966, this amusing distraction really has a heart and the feel of old time roadside America at its best.

Both cheesy and endearing, it's like going to your own hometown as you hob nob with the first family of Bedrock, The Flintstones and their neighbors, The Rubbles, peeking into their homes. Go for joy rides in their cars, watch their classic films in the Bedrock theater and shop in their gift shop, or enjoy a Bronto Burger at their Drive In Restaurant.

You'll have a gay old time at Bedrock City and don't forget to put the cat out.

[D. Pruiksma, 08/18/2010]
Family photo opportunity at Bedrock City. Flintstones Bedrock City

When visiting Bedrock City after mid-August, don't expect to see Fred and Barney walking around or driving the Fredmobile. Costumed kid workers have left for school, so the last couple of weeks before the Labor Day closing is staffed by retirees who handle the rides and snack bars.

Bedrock City is well kept up, everything painted in bright cartoon primaries. Attendance was down this past year according to the ticket taker. The three flags of USA, Canada and Mexico fly over the place.

Observation: Mr. Slate's house is not that much nicer than Fred's, despite the power imbalance at their workplace. It does have pictures of Fred begging Slate for something in the living room. The Granitebilt's home is a bit nicer, the real power in Bedrock. Mt. Rockmore's fourth head is the founder of Bedrock City.

Posing at the Flintstone Family photo op is the Goergens family of Duchesue, Utah.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 10/27/2003]

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