Tuesday, March 18, 2014

7 Wonders of Oregon | Painted Hills

Seven Wonders of Oregon | Painted Hills
The Painted Hills are millions of years on display in the different colored layers of soil. They are one of three parts of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. This land is breath taking and provides that moment of realizing how small our moment in time is compared to the centuries these hills have experienced. Read more about what this wonder has to offer below.
Thomas Condon Paleontology Center: Scientists study 50 million years of plant and animal evolution and a collection of 40,000 fossils here, and you can learn how early cousins of elephants and sabertooth tigers roamed Eastern Oregon.
Journey Through Time Scenic Byway: Take a journey through history on this scenic byway, which meanders through ghost towns, past farms and along the beautiful John Day River. Plan a stop at the Sherman County Museum in Moro and to take a peek into Oregon pioneer life at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.
SRC: Read full description from Travel Oregon about this Wonder of Oregon.

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