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.

Buffalo Ridge Theater

Address:
370 W. Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD
Directions:
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 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.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Buffalo StatuesBuffalo Statues, Custer, SD - < 1 mi.
Mini Dinosaur ParkMini Dinosaur Park, Custer, SD - 1 mi.
Chief Crazy Horse MemorialChief Crazy Horse Memorial, Crazy Horse, SD - 5 mi.
In the region:
Prospector Statue Of Johnny One Feather, Rapid City, SD - 25 mi.

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