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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument




Size: 14,060 Acres 

Overview: The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument has experienced enormous environmental change over 40 million years, from its start as an ocean floor, to a tropical forest, to its present-day semi-arid climate. Volcanic activity, evolution, and these climate transitions have created the wealth of fossil history found here. These transformations have created beautiful rock formations and landscapes, and a safe habitat for plants and animals today. Come experience the prehistoric and cultural past of this monument, as well as its present-day wildlife and beauty.

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