Originally published Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:09a.m.

Bedrock City, which opened in Valle, Arizona in 1972, closed Jan. 28 after being sold to a new owner. According to a recent article by the Arizona Republic, California business partners Troy Morris and Ron Brown plan to build a new tourist attraction, Raptor Ranch, on the site. The Republic reported that Morris plans to keep the popular brontosaurus slide as part of a children's play area in tribute to the park. The licensed Hanna Barbara characters and themes will be demolished as they were not purchased as part of the sale. In 2007, Coconino County Supervisors voted 4-1, according to an Arizona Daily Sun article, to allow the raptor-themed attraction featuring bird shows and exhibits, as well as recuperation for injured birds and educational opportunities.

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