Flintstones Bedrock City, which was furnished with a restaurant, RV center and souvenir / gift shop, officially closed at the end of January after originally opening in 1972.
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Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the falcons will be tasked with opening cans or spinning records with their beaks.
A “Flintstones”-themed tourist attraction in Arizona will soon have a wildlife education facility called Raptor Ranch, to be focused on falcons and falconry.
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Flintstones Bedrock City — which was furnished with a restaurant, RV center and gift shop officially closed at the end of January after originally opening in 1972, approximately 30 miles south of the Grand Canyon near Williams, Arizona.
The site is now used as a wildlife education facility, bird of prey breeding project, and home of the Northern Arizona Raptor Foundation,” according to the Raptor Ranch website. The site – officially known as Raptor Ranch: Birds of Prey – also falcons, eagles and owls, according to KPNX.
“Our mission is to provide the public with a good understanding of the birds of prey, falconry, and wildlife conservation through unique educational displays and demonstrations,” reads a message posted on the Raptor Ranch website.
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Raptor Ranch co-founder Ron Brown says the property was purchased for less than $2 million asking price, but declined to give a specific amount when you are asked by the Arizona Daily Sun. (The owner of the property has reportedly been trying to solve the country since 2015.)
Brown also confirmed that most of the Flintstones structures will be torn down, but the officials have expressed an interest in finding ‘good homes’ for the characters.
Raptor Ranch is set to open sometime in the spring of this year, according to the organization’s Instagram page.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.