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A River Flows Free

A River Flows Free (10,000 Years, John Day Basin History) 

Oregon Paleo Lands  
Institute Center


Saturday May 27th through Tuesday May 30th, 9:30am - 4:00pm 

(closed for lunch 12-1) 


Starting June 2023 we will be open Thursday - Sunday, 9:30 - 4:00 

(closed for lunch 12-1) 

*subject to Volunteer / Staff availability. Please email or call to confirm hours. 

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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