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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.

Buffalo Ridge Theater

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 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.
Crazy Horse MemorialCrazy Horse Memorial, Crazy Horse, SD - 5 mi.
In the region:
Statue # 6: John Quincy Adams, Rapid City, SD - 29 mi.

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