a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Flintstones

A/Z

Arizona sites and sights

F - Flintstones

Bet you never thought you would see the Flintstones in Arizona.

There is a Flintstones Bedrock City on the road from Williams,  Arizona and the Grand Canyon.



There is an RV Park there as well as a gift shop. You can also pay to go into Bedrock City and they have the city of Bedrock immortalized there with various buildings and cut outs of the characters you can have your pictures taken with.  

We didn't tour it this time when we were in the area back in October, but did when the kids were younger and enjoyed the time there and the pictures taken.



From what I understand, the place is for sale.  Could be a fun adventure to own, I think.

I used to like watching the Flintstones cartoon.  Who can not think of it and hear Fred coming through the door yelling "Wilma, I'm home."

What was your favorite cartoon?

52 comments:

joeh said...

Bugs Bunny

TARYTERRE said...

I loved Fred and Wilma. Betty and Barney. A sweet place to visit. Wonder how much it costs to buy it?

Cynthia said...

I loved the Flintstones so I would totally dig this town. I wonder if they have cars we can drive in that we can power with our bare feet.

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

The Flintstones used to drive me bonkers because Fred was such an idiot :) I never did get behind the idiot husband, sensible wife trope ::g:: My favourite cartoon - oh now this is difficult ... hmmm ... it depends if I am talking now or when I was a child.

When I was a child, without a doubt, Battle of the Planets - if we missed it for any reason there would be tantrums :)

Now (having rewatched some and lots of new stuff) I'd have to say Weiss Kreuz - it's an anime about a group of assassins who go after bad guys. They are florists by day and assassins by night :)
Tasha
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Sheena-kay Graham said...

If I had the cash I would definitely buy it.

Liuba said...

I haven't heard about this cartoon :) I am glad you have such places in Arizona :)

jack69 said...

Very neat entry. RV Park is down our alley, But Sherry would nix that, she declares we are retired. LOL I loved the Flintstones with the kids on Sat morning. I'm a Popeye type guy myself. LOL

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Haven't thought of the Flintstones in years but I do remember watching them on the TV. They were good and brought a lot of laughs. When it comes to cartoons I probably love Micky Mouse the most. I've watch him a lot with the grandchildren.

Sophie Duncan said...

I always liked Barney, but I didn't like Fred, he was an idiot, but Wilma and Betty were great!

My favourite cartoon...hmmm...well, I think I'm going to cheat and go for an animated feature film, Spirited Away. I love how surreal and dreamlike the story is, full of fear and tension one minute and wonder the next. The characters are diverse and intriguing and it is a compelling watch.

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lyndagrace said...

Fred reminded me of the Jackie Gleason character.
My favorite cartoon would have to be Rocky and Bulwinkle.

Intense Guy said...

Road Runner!!

Yabba Dabba Doooooooooooooooooooooo!

shortybear said...

cute post

Pat Hatt said...

Flintstones was a fun one. Would be interesting to run it indeed. Favorite cartoon? Hmmm many from Ducktales to X-Men.

Joanne said...

Flinstones were always fun. And loved Roadrunner too.
A Bedrock amusement park sounds quite entertaining

Sally said...

I remember watching The Flintstones - I really enjoyed it.

rayfamily said...

How fun! I love all of your beautiful photos, and I have to say I was pretty partial to the Flintstones as a kid.

Keiths Ramblings said...

I've never been a cartoon kinda guy, but I do remember the Flintstones with fondness.

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Rebecka Vigus said...

What an awesome view your bench has. I imagine exploring Arizona would be amazing. I was there for a brief visit a few years back. I'd love to see Bedrock City. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I did enjoy that show. It was probably one of the first animated shows directed toward adults more than kids.

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Rachael Ann Mare said...

This is a great idea for a theme; I just went to Iceland in March and it would've been fun to do something similar! Love the main photo of the Grand Canyon, too ... a sight for my poor eyes, which will likely be stuck in the city for quite some time now. :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What fun! I LOVED the Flintstones when I was a kid; saw ever episode. And I still enjoy watching the cartoon today. Never gets old for me!

Paula Kaye said...

I didn't really have a favorite cartoon. But I loved the Flinstones too! Fred was such a chauvinist, wasn't he. And that cute and sweet little Pebbles!

Chatty Crone said...

The Flint Stones for sure - they were my very favorite and still are! No kidding.

Bijoux said...

That looks familiar, so we must have passed it when we came in from Flagstaff. My faves were Scooby Doo and Pink Panther.

Kathryn McKendry said...

That's funny! Never knew there was a Bedrock City! My favorite was Bugs Bunny.

Megan Whitson Lee said...

That is so cool! I LOVED the Flintstones growing up. I really am going to get out to AZ one of these days. I'm so glad you're highlighting all of these wonderful sites!

Jemima Pett said...

We loved the Flintstones when I was a kid - but Tom and Jerry won hands down!

I've missed your benches, by the way. But I will catch up on your tour of Arizona :)

Jemima Pett

Joy said...

How fun; would be like the couple who bought a zoo. Could say you bought The Flinstones ;P I loved The Flinstones and Bugs Bunny and Tom/Jerry and etc etc :)


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Wendy said...

Can I get my picture taken with the Grand Poobah of the Royal Order of Water Buffalo? LOVED the Flintstones. I remember the nationwide contest to name Fred and Wilma's baby.

Mevely317 said...

I loved the Flintstones ... especially little Pebbles.
Now I've got that darn theme song running round and round in my head! :)

Robyn Proctor Hinkle said...

That's so cool! This would make such a fun road trip!

Li said...

Loved the way they conjured up ways to make modern conveniences "stone age" - like the bird that acted as a dishwasher. With enough money you could make a little amusement park on the site.
My favorite cartoon was Road Runner and Wile E Coyote.

T. A. Miles said...

That's cute. :) Of the classics, I love Marvin the Martian and Gossamer.

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Denise said...

I'm a big cartoon fan. I used to think Chip and Dale were funny until I bought a home and had chipmunks chew right through a foundation wall. Guess my favorite is Rocky and Bullwinkle (though the squirrels around here do lots of damage too). Critters are only cute in cartoons.

Trisha Faye said...

Fun blog! I've heard of this. I lived in Sierra Vista for a year, but I never visited it.
I need to go catch up with your posts I missed.
Trisha Faye www.trailangelmama.wordpress.com

Sarah Allan said...

I had no idea the Flintstones had their own theme park! That would be quite an adventure to own. My favorite cartoon has to be old-school Looney Tunes.

Jo said...

Don't remember seeing cartoons when I was younger, but have seen a few Flinstone ones and enjoyed them. Going to buy the place then Betty?

DMS said...

I always enjoyed the Flinstones too! This looks like a huge park and I am sure it would be an adventure to own. :)
~Jess

Liz A. said...

Oh, how fun! I hope it gets new owners.

My favorite cartoon? I'll go with Animaniacs.

Jerralea said...

So Bedrock was in Arizona ... who knew?

My favorite cartoon was Yogi Bear. Guess I'm telling my age!

Sunni said...

Or maybe Fred's "yabba dabba do." I think that was another thing he said. It's been a long time since I watched the Flintstones.

Stephen Tremp said...

One of my favorite shows of all time. And the first cartoon ever to be shown in Prime Time TV.

And check out this Flintstones commercial for Winston cigarettes from a time gone by ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc1TBBp4dC8

Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed watching the Flintstones, but my favorite cartoon shows were in the Disney Afternoon line-up: Ducktales, Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers, and Goof Troop :)

Joanne said...

I hope someone buys this park. That kind of cheese should go away. I watched a lot of Flintstones in my day - I never let my kids watch mindless cartoons now. They are very deprived!
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Veronica Lee said...

I watched a lot of Flintstones in my day too. My fave cartoon these days is Catdog!

Stephanie Bird said...

Aww. How fun is this? I use to love the Flintstones.

Lynn Proctor said...

I bet someone buys that soon- quite a find- I used to watch it too- it always bothered me how they had to drive with their feet- but hey I guess they were lucky to have automobiles in the stone age!

Lynn Proctor said...

I bet someone buys that soon- quite a find- I used to watch it too- it always bothered me how they had to drive with their feet- but hey I guess they were lucky to have automobiles in the stone age!

The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

That would be a cool place to take the kids...especially for those of us who grew up with Fred. My favorite cartoon when I was a kid was Popeye. My dad got rid of our TV when I was six, and didn't get another one until I was in Jr. High. But I definitely remember Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty Rubble, and Pebbles and Bamm Bamm!

Linda said...

Sounds like a place. I was definitely a fan of the cartoon.

SweetMarie said...

I do remember The Flinestones. :) My favorite cartoon was Scooby Doo. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I LOVE THE FLINTSTONES. WOULDN'T MISS A SHOW AND EVEN HAD A TOY SET OF THEIR HOUSES. So my favorite was them and The Jetsons!