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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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Falls of the OHIO

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Clarksville, Indiana
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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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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great scenic spot, take the kids or the dog down to walk by the river. Also a place for festivals and local events.

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Satin John, IN
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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

If you enjoy the outdoors, you will enjoy looking for fossils at Falls Creek. Our boys enjoyed the adventure. Pretty views. The informational building was closed but we were able to navigate on our own.

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Fresno, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very interesting to walk the riverbank and find the fossils at your feet. A walking stick helps because the ground is very uneven. The Lewis and Clark center very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one of the nicest views of Louisville you will get. This park is located right on the falls. There are shelters for a nice lunch and a museum that offers some interesting information about life on the Ohio river.

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Orleans, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have lived not far from here all my life, but had never visited until about a month ago. The fossil beds are extremely interesting and it is worth the time. Didn't make it to the Interpretive Center, it is currently closed for renovations.

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Rhode Island
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224 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very interesting afternoon even though the interpretive center was closed. I walked down to the waters edge and took some fabulous photos of Louisville and the bridges. The water was very low so I was really able to view the rocks and riverbed. Just had to dip my hand in the Ohio River as well :-) There is a pathway... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Staff, surroundings which would include the Ohio River bed, observation deck at the FOTO Interpretive Center. is a year round location where one can enjoy nature, relaxing listening to the roar of the Ohio River and locks. Their staff are all knowledgeable of the history. Their Center is a mini version of the WDC Natural History Museum. They also have... More 

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Acton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This park is one of the best natural state parks around. We have visited several times and have discovered something new each time!

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New york
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89 reviews 89 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had visited Louisville, KY and never knew this park was just across the river. There was a very nice interpretive center ( due to close soon for renovations) and interesting exhibits. The best was being able to walk down to the riverbed and look for fossils in the rocks. A great activity for kids. You can go on the... More 

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