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Falls of the Ohio State Park

201 West Riverside Dr., Exit 0, Interstate 65, Clarksville, IN 47129
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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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East Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were passing through town and decided to check it out. So glad we did. The museum is small but nice. The best part is if the water is low you can walk out and explore.

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Bloomington, IN
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't call this area beautiful, but it's very interesting! Walking along the flats you are literally walking on top of hundreds of 350 million year old fossils. I could bend down and examine a one foot square area and see many, many different fossils right there. You need to be able to go up and down a pretty high... More

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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496 reviews 496 reviews
150 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 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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45 helpful votes 45 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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