Flintstones Bedrock City in Arizona on Sale for $2 Million, Brontosaurus Included
The 30-acre property can be redeveloped or maintained as a theme park and camp.
By SUSANNA KIM
June 4, 2015, 3:49 PM
• 5 min read
-- Yabba dabba doo. You could raise your modern stone age family in your very own Flintstones world, which is priced at $2 million, volcano included.
Bedrock City, a theme park and campground in Williams, Arizona, is located 30 miles south of the Grand Canyon. Established in 1972, the family business has a gift shop, restaurant, RV park and convenience store, as well. With 30 acres, the seller says redevelopment opportunities could include a casino, resort, time shares or an outlet mall, according to the brochure.
Holly Hulen, the daughter of the owner, Linda Speckels, told ABC News why her mother is selling the property.
"My mother is 73 and she and my father built that business," Hulen said from Arizona. "My father passed away over 20 years ago. She's been running it herself, and she’s ready to retire. She’s ready to enjoy her grandkids and not worry about managing a business."
The license agreement with Hanna-Barbera, the studio behind the campy 1960s cartoon, "The Flintstones," is not a part of the sale and would need to be renegotiated, Hulen said. A fake volcano is named Mt. St. Wilma, after Fred Flintstone's wife, which is part of a train ride that uses a re-designed golf cart.
The property is not to be confused with the similar Bedrock City in Custer, South Dakota, which opened in 1966 and is managed by a distant cousin of Hulen's. Hulen's father and grandfather worked for the property in South Dakota before moving to Arizona to build the second property.
"I believe that it provides a lot of opportunity for somebody," Hulen said.
"Thirty acres offers plenty of room to grow," the brochure states. "This unique property has unlimited potential."
Besides a green brontosaurus with a tail people can slide down, the property includes "a 3,800-square-foot residential housing that offers two separate living areas, two kitchens, four bedrooms complete with vanity sinks, and two-and-a-half baths."
According to the brochure, "This would provide excellent employee housing."