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cassidy.a.sutton

March 08, 2014

This place is goofy to the max. The ladies in the gift shop talked it up to be spectacular but once we entered we found a run down attraction from the heyday of route 66, and we loved it. We were the only people there and strolled around peeping in windows of locked up Bedrock homes (through the cracks in the curtains you could see old boxes piled to the ceiling inside-weird), and marveled at the giant characters with broken legs and graffiti scratched into their faces. Upkeep didn't seem like a high priority, probably last maintenance was performed when the park opened back in the day. We loved the goatasaures's (two goats that didn't like each other in a pen) and the giant snake that you crawl through on hands and knees while gravel digs into your skin. It may sound like I'm complaining but I'm not. Bedrock City is gold if you love weird roadside attractions. This place is wacky, weird and so much fun!

18 people found this review helpful
March 08, 2014

Tinkertown is one of my favorite museums ever! Such an incredible work of love and devotion. Ross Ward's spirit is strong and present everywhere. My heart was aflutter the entire duration of the many hours we spent there. I tell all my friends visiting the southwest that they must stop here. The experience is like nothing else. Stop by the gift shop to chat with Ross Ward's wife who keeps the museum going in his honor.

6 people found this review helpful
March 08, 2014

The key to the long, bumpy, dirt road is to drive the suggested speed limit. On our way in, we drove slowly (10MPH) and it took forever and shook us up. On our way out we drove between 25 and 30MPH and low and behold, it was far smoother of an experience! In the park, we rode our bikes on the 9mile loop of the ruins. It was a great way to make tons of easy stops and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Make sure to check out the petroglyph trail and the small graveyard. We camped the night and the campground even had a small ruin site. Such a cool park that not many have heard of!

5 people found this review helpful