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Fossils at Wheeler High School

404 Main St, Fossil, OR 97830-8378
+1 541-763-4303
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Fun experience of digging and finding leaf fossils. The money goes to help for high school... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Blue8235
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Portland, Oregon
Fossil beds in Fossil, Oregon.

This is a DIY place. You pay $5 more or less, at a drop box and walk in along a path. The... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
F4981JCmichaels
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404 Main St, Fossil, OR 97830-8378
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Fun experience of digging and finding leaf fossils. The money goes to help for high school activities.

1  Thank Blue8235
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

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

3  Thank F4981JCmichaels
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

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

29  Thank James C
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

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

3  Thank Lauretta B
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

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

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Reviewed August 9, 2016

Our grand daughters were thrilled with all the fossils they found! So easy to access for children and very informative!

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Reviewed July 28, 2016

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

3  Thank pdxhej
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

Directly next to the picture shown here is the Wheeler County RV Park. Reservations must be confirmed several days in advance by money order or check. Its management is part time so one needs to get way ahead in their planning. As for fossil hunting,...More

Thank Skipper3436
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Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

The fossil beds are great for kids and adults. The local kids actually taught us the correct way to crack open the rocks to find our fossil treasures. The cost is $5 per person and kids under 5 are free. The most important tools are...More

Thank Neil C
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Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time In fossil! First off everyone is very nice and very helpful! We located the highschool and dug for about 30 minutes.... Found lots of fossils and there where a lot more to be found!! I would suggest if you have...More

1  Thank Bobbie W
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