Yabba dabba adieu: 'Flintstones' theme park has been sold

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2008, file photo, provided by Richard Maack, a Wilma Flintstone figure is seen at the Flintstones Bedrock City theme park near Williams, Ariz. The theme park near the Grand Canyon designed around the "Flintstones" cartoon will now be strictly for the birds. The new owner says it will become Raptor Ranch: Birds of Prey park, a showcase for falconry. The Arizona Daily Sun reported on the sale this week. (Richard Maack via AP, File)

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — A theme park near the Grand Canyon designed around the "Flintstones" cartoon will now be strictly for the birds.

The Arizona Daily Sun reported this week that the sale of Flintstones Bedrock City, north of Williams, Arizona, officially closed Jan. 31. The stone-age village had opened in 1972 and included a restaurant, gift shop and RV park.

The park about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of the Grand Canyon will become Raptor Ranch: Birds of Prey park, a showcase for falconry.

Raptor Ranch co-founder Ron Brown says the property was purchased for less than the $2 million listing price but declined to give a specific amount.

Brown says most of the Flintstones structures are going.

Bedrock City owner Linda Speckels has been trying to sell the property since 2015.

___

Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, http://www.azdailysun.com/

You may also interested in

Minnesota teen calls school bomb plot 'a very bad...

Aug 12, 2016

A teenager who planned an attack at his Minnesota school in 2014 says he made "a very bad decision"...

Southern California having smoggiest summer since...

Aug 12, 2016

Southern California sunshine means sparkling beach weather but this summer it's contributing to a...

APNewsBreak: California may beef up electric...

Aug 13, 2016

California lawmaker to introduce legislation requiring 15 percent of all new vehicles be zero...

Webcam whale research buoyed by viewers around...

Aug 15, 2016

Canadian researchers are turning to internet to learn about the social behavior thousands of beluga...

2 injured, fire contained on docked Tahoe paddle...

Aug 17, 2016

Fire ripped through the second deck of a docked tourist cruise boat under repair at Lake Tahoe on...

The Next Daily is the new generation of online publication, serving you the most recent discoveries made in science and technology on a daily basis. At The Next Daily, we believe in the power of consistent and reliable reporting to inspire and move mankind forward.

Contact us: sales[at]thenextdaily.com