|Arizona Fairy Tale Parks|
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|Bedrock City Prehistoric Park|
|Bedrock City Prehistoric Park opened in 1972. It was built after the original Flintstones park in Custer, SD which has closed. There were also two Bedrock City locations in Canada which are gone now. The park offers self-guided tours of the houses of the Flintstones and Rubbles, as well as Bedrock's police station, beauty salon, gas station, general store, etc. In addition to the park itself, there is also a large gift shop, Fred's Diner, and a campground. The park was put up for sale in 2015. It then closed in 2018. It was announced that a "new attraction" would be built on the site. It reopened temporarily in 2019. In 2020, it reopened as Raptor Ranch. The Bedrock City statues and buildings are being restored and incorporated into the new business. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]|
|Humpty Dumpty [gone]
The Humpty Dumpty statue in Lakeside was not from a fairy tale park but I'll include it here anyway. It was about five feet tall and mounted next to the roof of Hawkeye Feed & Supply. In the mid-1970s, this statue was located at a Humpty Dumpty Coffee Shop somewhere in Arizona. Most likely, it was in Phoenix where there were at least two locations. The statue was installed on a low wall near the restaurant's sign. He had striped pants, shirt sleeves, a chef's hat, and he held a knife and fork. At some point in the 1970s, the statue wound up at Hawkeye Feed. He was repainted and a cowboy hat was added. By 2012, the business and statue were gone. Does anyone know what happened to this statue?
The Humpty Dumpty sculpture in Mesa was never at a fairy park either. It was created in 2003 by Kimber Fiebiger from Minneapolis, MN. It is one of about 40 sculptures on display downtown. [map]
More Humpty Dumpty statues:
Humpty Dumpty (Tallahassee, FL)
Humpty Dumpty Restaurant (Seaside Heights, NJ) [gone]
Fairy Tale & Santa Parks
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