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Fossils at Wheeler High School

404 Main St, Fossil, OR 97830-8378
+1 541-763-4303
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Guaranteed fossils, lots of fun

The fossil beds are great for kids and adults. The local kids actually taught us the correct way to... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2016
Neil C
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Portland, Oregon
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Great for kids!

We had a wonderful time In fossil! First off everyone is very nice and very helpful! We located... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
Bobbie W
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
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404 Main St, Fossil, OR 97830-8378
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Reviewed 31 May 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
Reviewed 27 May 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
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I was disappointed with this activity, but my kids had a good time. Our group of 9 people only found about 4 fossils.

1  Thank Amy35394
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We camped out at the fair grounds, dug fossils in the sun behind the high school, and ate lunch in front of the town store, on the wooden sidewalk with our three elementary age kids (who now in HS/college) still remember this a s a...More

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We love nature and exploring many aspects of it. Paid $5 to dig with the tools they provided. (Next time hubby would bring his own because he's that way). Within 10 min we discovered a veritable leaf pile! What an experience! If you aren't interested...More

1  Thank StagerNana
Reviewed 20 August 2015

If you are even a little bit interested in geology or fossils, then this will blow your mind. Fossils just laying on top of the ground. Follow the preservation guidelines please for future generations.

Thank 2NW_Travelers
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Be sure to wear sunscreen bring a hat and also bring cold water . We brought a small shovel and a pick as you really are just digging through dirt that has already been dug so you need to dig a little hole to try...More

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 12 August 2015

My wife, daughter and son-in-law all went to the Fossils at the Fossil School. We had a good time, but the son-in-law had the best time. He is a rockhound and had the patience to find the fossils in the dig spots. Fun for anyone...More

Thank Lensdrug
Reviewed 10 August 2015

It is amazing that in this day and age you can arrive in a world class fossil bed and be able to extract fossils without supervision....and they have an honesty box for your admission fee and throw in all the tools!...mid you you have to...More

Thank r.parker99
Reviewed 24 June 2015

This wasn't what we expected. It was a very small place with very few places to dig. The new spots were fenced off so you were essentially digging where everyone else has alreay dug. We spend about an hour there and found a few leaf...More

2  Thank Sue/ Tom R
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