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Falls of the Ohio State Park

Address: 201 West Riverside Dr., Exit 0, Interstate 65, Clarksville, IN 47129
Phone Number: 812-280-9970
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Dating back 386 million years, the Falls of Ohio are among the world's largest naturally exposed...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Owner description: Dating back 386 million years, the Falls of Ohio are among the world's largest naturally exposed fossil beds.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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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163 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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34 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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Burgess Hill
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17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After struggling through the crazy roadworks due to bridge work, we had a lovely afternoon exploring the rocks. You have to pay cash for the car park and to get in the exhibit. But it is a nice way to pass an hour in the afternoon. Kids would love it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had such a great time visiting the State Park! This is a hidden gem. If you are looking for an interesting thing to do with your family or by yourself this is it. My husband and I visited the State Park during a weekend trip to Louisville. We took lots of pictures and saw so many fossils it was... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I just loved this place. I went there when I was driving back from Indiana to Missouri. I knew it would be beautiful just by enjoying the roadside scenery from Indiana to Kentucky. I loved Kentucky. This place is so tranquil. You can see the Louisville Skyline. It's not like the one major cities have, but it's nice both in... More 

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crawfordsville
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The admission I thought was a little high. But don't mis visiting the visitors museum. It has a movie and various displays. The main attraction is outside near the Ohio river. The fossil beds are free to explore. The movie I side explains what you are seeing

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