Weird Roadside Wednesday: Bedrock, USA
Updated: Apr 10, 2019
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to roll down to the quarry or have a Brontosaurus steak just like Fred and Barney, there is a little place just southeast of the Grand Canyon where you can do just that, Bedrock.
A tourist spot located in Arizona, it is one of several Flintstone themed stops along the highways and byways of the United States. Offering not only Fred's Cafe and trinket shop, but also camping for those wanting to stay just outside of the busy area of the Grand Canyon traffic, this stop has all the appeal for those who would like a look at their favorite childhood cartoon world.
It's a little rough around the edges to say the least as the community which once flourished more so around it slightly dried up and left poor Bedrock a little forgotten. But in recent years an influx of tourists has kept it going and one can only hope that with continued support and the low price tag of only $5 that it will not fade just as the childhood memories these loving characters will not as well.
You can still climb atop a dino and step into the homes of Fred and Barney or even have a great place to take some amazing photos for your social media. Fact is, if you like weird, this is an all inclusive must see.
Location: 101 US Highway 180 - Williams, AZ
Cost of Admission: $5.00
Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to Sunset (Summer) or 7 a.m. to Sunset (Winter)
Distance To Major Cities Or Landmarks:
Grand Canyon Village - 28 Miles
Flagstaff, AZ - 34 Miles
Phoenix, AZ - 175 Miles
Las Vegas, NV - 218 Miles