Thomas Condon Paleontology and Visitor Center

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Near Dayville, Oregon

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Located in the Sheep Rock Unit, the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center is an NPS research facility dedicated to the John Day Fossil Beds. It is also the park visitor center and fossil museum. Picture windows let you view the working laboratory and collections room with over 60,000 specimens. In the fossil museum gallery, you can walk through nearly 50 million years of the Age of Mammals. Hundreds of fossil specimens are displayed, along with eight large murals depicting plants and animals of the time.