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Custer, South Dakota: Dino the Flintstones Dinosaur

Hilltop survivor of a defunct Flintstones Bedrock City attraction (1966-2015). The rest of the park is history, but fuchsia Dino, his paint fading, remains.

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370 W. Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD
West edge of town, on the south side of US-16/Mt Rushmore Rd, just west of Centennial Drive, in front of the Buffalo Ridge Theater. Set back from the road atop a small hill.
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Dino from Bedrock City, 2023.

Dino the Flintstones Dinosaur

Dino is almost hidden now by pines! Still loved to see him, though.

[Erica h, 09/05/2023]
Dino the Flintstones Dinosaur

Remnants of Bedrock City attraction from years ago. The buildings are gone, but the dinosaurs and cars are scattered around. When you see Dino from the road, turn into the parking lot. The old train station is up on the hill. Follow the tracks (a little overgrown with grass and a couple sections missing in a couple areas) around the old park. Halfway around head further up the hill towards the resort and you will find a smaller Dino and the Flintstones car by the playground.

[Sarah, 07/05/2023]

Dino from Bedrock City.

Dino from Bedrock City

Driving around Custer, we saw this guy popping up out of the trees. The rest of the park is gone, but Dino was still there as of June 2021.

[Susan Marschall, 03/31/2023]

Dino has deteriorated since Bedrock City closed in 2015, but he appears to be made of durable concrete. Some fresh paint and he could be good as new.

Dino the Flintstones Dinosaur

Dino is in terrible shape. One of his eyes is out, and he his peeling badly. There is a tree growing in front of it.

[Coreen, 08/20/2021]

It's a theme park remnant that we expected to disappear entirely...

Dino on his boulder perch.

Flintstones Dino the Dinosaur

I couldn't figure out why there was a random Flinstones Dino in the middle of Custer, SD. With spotty phone service in town, I wasn't able to research. But now I'm home and was happy to find out the backstory from you guys (of course).

I wanted to let you know that Dino is still there as of mid-June. The figure certainly has not been kept up. I tried to inquire about Dino at the office of the business there, but it was closed.

[Anne Christiansen, 07/02/2020]

After an unceremonious bulldozing of the classic Flintstones Bedrock City on the adjacent property, a big Dino survives on this boulder perch.

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