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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Grocery or Supermarket
“Wonderful historic general store with all your grocery needs, souvenirs, sewing and quilting, and some camping supplies too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Fossil Fuel Coffee & Gift Shop Friday 7AM - 3:00 PM Coffees, Teas, Juices, Italian Sodas, Pastries, Breakfast Sandwiches & Burritos, Lunch Wraps & Painted Hills Natural Beef Hot Dogs”
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“OPLI can help you plan a trip through the John Day Basin and the gateway communities to the John Day Fossil Beds. While there visit the museum, gift and bookstore.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Wonderful small town museum and one room schoolhouse. Park with shaded picnic area. Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Phone number provided on door if you are "out of season" and would like to go inside.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Open at 7:00 daily for home-style breakfasts - be sure to try the sweet cream pancakes! Lunch served from 11:00 am - closing. No dinner service. Be sure to treat yourself to a milkshake or root-beer float. Beer and Wine available.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great steaks every day, seafood specials on Fridays including the best clam chowder in Oregon! Burgers, salads and dinners. Stop in the sports bar for a drink and catch your favorite sports.”
  • 1 local recommends
Local Government Office
“Home of the Wheeler County Fair and Rodeo in August. Year round activities with horses, etc. RV Park and Fossil Heritage Trail for hiking in town with great views.”
  • 1 local recommends
Local Government Office
“Annual outdoor music festival in July. Parade, music, workshops, jamming, camping, food & fun for three days.”
  • 1 local recommends
School
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“The Fossil Beds, located behind Wheeler High School, are a place where you can collect and keep fossils. Entrance Fees: $5/person suggested donation. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Post Office
  • 1 local recommends
Courthouse
“Beautiful old courthouse on park grounds. Picnic tables, shade, site of the annual Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival. Public welcome to see the courthouse M-F 8 - 5. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
Gas Station
“Be sure to fill up your gas tank before heading out. Fuel is few and far between in Oregon's Rural-Frontier. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bank
  • 1 local recommends