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Find Time for Oregon Paleo Lands Center & Gallery

Find Time! Explore Oregon’s Geologic and Natural Heritage With Us.

Find time for the Oregon Paleo Lands Center & Gallery! We invite you to experience the stunning landscapes of the John Day Basin with OPLI this year. We can help you plan Day Hikes, Adventure Trips, Cycling Trips and More! The Oregon Paleo Lands Center & Gallery can help you connect with 50 million years of geology, as well as the natural and cultural history in the world heritage landscapes of the John Day Basin.

Cycling & Road Trips
Day Hikes & Leisure

Call us today for help setting up your family, group or individual trips. For more information click here


Golf Courses: China Creek Golf Course (Arlington), Condon Golf Course (Condon), Kinzua Hills Golf Course (Fossil), South Fork Golf Course (Dayville), John Day Golf Course & Club (John Day)

Fossil Digging
Natural Heritage
Cultural Heritage

Visual Tour Provided by:

Communities Powered by Travel Oregon: John Day River Territory.

Click Here for 7 minute tour

Oregon Paleo Lands  
Institute Center

2024 Summer Hours

Thursday - Sunday 


*we will be closed

one hour for lunch

Want to Volunteer?

The Paleo Lands Center invites you, to meet the public and school groups at our educational hub of the John Day Basin. Volunteers can serve as Board Members, Advisors, Center helpers and docents and help share exciting natural history exhibits, brochures, and books with visitors and schools.
Please Contact the Center at

541-763-4480 or for details


Road and Weather Conditions


*Please call or email if you would like to schedule your school group for a visit during the week. Thank you!


Contact Information

333 West Fourth Street

Post Office Box 104

Fossil, OR 97830
Phone: (541) 763-4480




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