If the home of America’s favorite cave-dwelling cartoon characters is on your family’s travel bucket list, then you’d better act fast. Bedrock City, the iconic Flintstones roadside attraction, is about to go the way of the dinosaurs.

This page right out of history is about to be history as Bedrock City, the Flintstones-themed attraction in Arizona, prepares to shut down after this summer. The park—which has been open and family run since the 1970s—was bought earlier this year by developers.

Before it is completely gone, developer Troy Morris plans to give fans one last chance to visit Bedrock City. The spot, which is a popular detour for travelers heading to the Grand Canyon, will reopen its diner, gift shop and RV park in June for one last summer before it’s closed for good.

While it will be sad to say farewell to Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty, it’s not all bad news. The 30-acre property will be redeveloped into a new theme park called Raptor Ranch, which will be perfect for young travelers once its built. The new attraction will feature at least a few remnants of its pre-historic predecessor as Morris says he plans to keep Bedrock City’s brontosaurus slide, which will be the centerpiece of a playground. The total renovation will take up to five years to complete.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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