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Falls of the Ohio State Park

201 West Riverside Dr., Exit 0, Interstate 65, Clarksville, IN 47129
812-280-9970
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Geologic Formations, Parks
Activities: Walking
Description: Dating back 386 million years, the Falls of Ohio are among the world's largest naturally exposed fossil beds.
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Sellersburg, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

They have a museum being renovated for 5 dollars there are tons of bones and lots of wild birds the Clark cabin is not far and bathrooms are only in the museum there is a small gift shop in the museum as well there are also two mounds where you can dig for some fossils there is a ice cream... More

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Fairburn, Georgia
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47 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was a wild experience and with the high water new fossils were exposed and enjoyed. The walk in by the river was an extra and the museum was interesting and full of interactive displays but you can see the high usage has worn several of them and even some were broken and destroyed. But given the state of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Beautiful place with picnic areas, grills and playground. The interpretive center is excellent. Inexpensive and beautiful place. Just make sure you have your camera. You'll definitely want to capture the experience.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stumbled on this park as we drove along the river road in Indiana just across the river from Louisville, KY. There is a great view of downtown Louisville. The museum is located on the banks of the river and the interpretive center is excellent in explaining the Devonian history of the site. Over 600 species of fossils have been... More

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New York City, New York
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488 reviews 488 reviews
146 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Heeding the prior reviews about visible fossil beds, I made a point of calling and asking before starting out. "Yes, of course they are visible." We get there and even were told inside..."go right on down". Now, once we saw live trees under water by feet, yes feet, as well as enough flotsam and jetsam to cover every fossil in... More

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greenwood
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Visited this park the end of April. After reviewing the web-site we decided to make the 2hr. drive to the park with our 2 & 4 yr. old grandsons to check out the fossils. No where on the site did it inform us that the fossil's where not accessible because they where under the Ohio River at this time. The... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

On the banks of the Ohio River in Indiana across from Louisville KY. The park offers a beautiful view of Louisville. This is the place to get your pictures of the skyline of the city. The park has excellent educational signage explaining the history and geology of the site. There are walking paths, shelters and picnic grounds, and restrooms. Free... More

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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The falls are very cool, and its neat to see them up close. You can usually spot a few fossils in the rocks along the banks as well. Its a nice outing for the kids.

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Porter, Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Loved being able to explore the fossil beds, and enjoyed the views, sun shining, fall leaves turning, and fresh air with nature to explore. Great place to just unwind and have some fun searching.

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Indy
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151 reviews 151 reviews
43 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Put down the phone, get away from The computer and get outside and enjoy the fossil beds at The Falls of the Ohio. This is a wonderful place to explore and the have an adventure. Enjoy the water, nature and if you are lucky, be delighted when a train goes slowly across the bridge over your head. It's a great... More

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