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This is a DIY place. You pay $5 more or less, at a drop box and walk in along a path. The hillside pictured is where you dig. I found a leaf fossil.
In all fairness, I was not prepared. I didn't bring my coat...More
My wife and I have been to this attraction several times, sometimes alone and sometimes with younger relatives, and we think it is a really special place. However, we have concluded that a family group visit is greatly enhanced when members of the group (particularly...More
This site is of a lake bed. The deposit is mostly leaves. It's easy to find fossils which were alive 30 MILLION years ago, but no dinosaurs. It contains a lot of Oregon's State Fossil, the metasequoia. So go and find your own message left...More
A five dollar donation to the local Fossil High School allows you to excavate for real fossils. Simple tools are provide to aid in your search.
Years ago, while carving out their athletic field, the locals realized they'd un-earthed a treasure trove of plant and...More
You can't take fossils from the nearby John Day Fossil Beds National Park, so this is the place to go if you want to dig. Directly behind the high school in Fossil. $5 per person honor pay into wood box, and tools available for use...More
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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Painted Hills Unit