John Day

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With its cattle drives down Main Street, the Timber Truckers Light Parade, and border collies and horse trailers, the small community of John Day wears its heart and heritage on its sleeve. Dramatic scenery, the beautiful, meandering John Day River and the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument all testify to the area’s remarkable geologic past. Outdoor recreation is a huge draw for visitors, though historic sites are also popular. The Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum offers a fascinating look at the lives of Chinese residents here during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Eastern Oregon

John Day is located in Eastern Oregon, where miles of scenic byways, alpine wilderness, working cattle ranches and basalt canyons are still the place for explorers to make their mark.

Nearby cities are: Canyon City, Mount Vernon, Prairie City, and Dayville.

an Oregon StoryHome in the John Day River Territory

by Joni Kabana / June 13, 2016

I wish I could say that moving to an isolated rural area in the John Day River Territory a few years ago took a lot of deliberation, but the truth is the decision was an easy one. And here is why.

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an Oregon StoryFamily Weekend at the John Day Fossil Beds

by Natalie Bennon / September 10, 2014

It is 10 o’clock at night. I am standing outside in the dark, holding a three-year-old. It’s way past his bedtime. We are waiting for a turn to look at Saturn’s rings through a telescope. Mama, I have to pee. Of course. But at least he…

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a Grant’s GetawayKam Wah Chung

by Grant McOmie / June 4, 2010

If you know where to look across Oregon’s vast high desert landscape, there are powerful human stories found in small, quiet places. This week, we go to a “time capsule” of sorts in Eastern Oregon‘s John Day, where a unique…

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an Oregon StoryRoad Trip: John Day Fossil Beds Country

by Eileen Garvin / October 26, 2015

The first time I saw the Painted Hills in Eastern Oregon, I was in a hurry. My group had stopped at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, which acts as the interpretive center for the hills and the rest of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument…

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Find things to see and do In John Day

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Oregon Winter Trips
    12.     Rafting
    13.     Snow Sports
    14.     Sustainable Travel
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Snow Sports
    10.     Sports Events
    11.     Visual Art Events
    12.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Boutique Hotels
    3.     Farm or Ranch Stay
    4.     Glamping or Tree Houses
    5.     Hostels
    6.     Hotel / Motel
    7.     Resorts
    8.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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Grant County Chamber of Commerce 301 W. Main Street, John Day 541.575.0547 or 800.769.5664 www.gcoregonlive.com/
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