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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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Great place to visit!!

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!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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, IL
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37 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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