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Falls of the Ohio State Park

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Address: 201 West Riverside Dr., Exit 0, Interstate 65, Clarksville, IN 47129
Phone Number: 812-280-9970
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Activities: Walking
Description: Dating back 386 million years, the Falls of Ohio are among the world's...
Dating back 386 million years, the Falls of Ohio are among the world's largest naturally exposed fossil beds.
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This is a very worthwhile visit to see a very clean and historical landmark. There is also a neat video production to watch and when the water is low you can walk in the fossil... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a very worthwhile visit to see a very clean and historical landmark. There is also a neat video production to watch and when the water is low you can walk in the fossil beds.

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Huntington, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

While there aren't any trails going down into the river bed finding the fossils was a neat experience. We didn't get to go into the visitor center as it was being renovated. We were able to find some different fossils. It is not the easiest getting to the fossil bed though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Great views, especially at night. The kids love checking out the fossil beds.The whole stretch along the river is great for a walk.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It is a fabulous place to chill on any sunny day. Ressembling a Lunar landscape when the water is low and fossils expossed. If you feel energetic, a walk down to the fossil beds is a very rewarding experience. While visiting, it is worth treating yourself to ice cream at the "Widow Walk" creamery. Very special place and NON FRANCHISE!!!

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Our family had a great visit at Falls of Ohio State Park!! We watched the sun set on the river. The children enjoyed running and playing!!

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Williams, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a nice picnic lunch and greatly enjoyed looking at the rocks by the river with the amazing fossils. Did not spend the money for the museum (way overpriced for the content) but still saw many artifacts in the lobby area. It is a long walk down/up to get to the area, but very cool. Probably also depends on... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Beautiful expanse of white water on the Ohio river. The rapids give a feeling of serenity. Park is across from downtown Louisville Kentucky which also add to the view.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The park system was nice but I think that the best aspect was not even in the park. From a parking area in the park you get a wonderful view of the Louisville, KY skyline. The falls are interesting and the bridge is great for photos, but I was a little disappointed to see such pollution. There was so much... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Due to the recent flooding of the Ohio River, the fossil beds and trails along the river are many feet underwater. Additionally, there is a huge amount of debris, including trees, garbage and mud covering anything close to the water. The trails and fossil beds are closed and it may be weeks before the water recedes enough to complete a... More 

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Clarksville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to hike, picnic, explore fossils, Ohio river fishing. Inside explore exhibits, local animals of the past and present, fossils and history of Clarksville, Indiana. There is also a bird garden to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of local birds.

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Address: Address: 201 West Riverside Dr., Exit 0, Interstate 65, Clarksville, IN 47129
Phone Number: 812-280-9970
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Clarksville

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