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Clifty Falls State Park

Address: Madison, IN
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Owner description: This scenic area, known for its hiking, has beautiful waterfalls and a canyon.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Owner description: This scenic area, known for its hiking, has beautiful waterfalls and a canyon.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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202 reviews 202 reviews
78 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Located a short 5 minute drive west of Madison, IN, on route 56, is this very beautiful state park that sits high up on the hills overlooking the Ohio River. After you enter the park, a drive up the hill first takes you to the Clifty Inn and Restaurant. From there you can take a scenic winding drive thru the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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164 reviews 164 reviews
38 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We have visited the park in the other seasons and our first winter visit was neat, too. We visited the weekend of January 17 when the temperatures went into the high 40s. While there was no snow on the ground, there were icicles--sheets of them--flowing off and out of the rocks and cliffs throughout the park. Beautiful. Very few visitors... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I spent a couple of hours driving, stopping and doing short walks in the park. It was chilly but sunny and the views in winter, although not as colorful as in summer made me want to return in the spring. The cliffs and falls are very scenic. I've lived in Indiana for more than 30 years and I'm always amazed... More 

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noblesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife & I have traveled to Madison to go into Clifty Falls State Park over the years & we have been there every month & stayed at Clifty Fall Inn each time we go: Great Room. Pool & delicious food as well... Highly recommend this as a destination any month of the year... For 35 years our Boy Scout... More 

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Evansville IN
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Clifty Falls has a variety of trails - all beautiful! The waterfalls were plentiful enough for my taste but even if they weren't flowing, the woods and cliffs are enough for this nature lover. Whether you just have a couple hours, or a whole day, you can find some enjoyment in the park. Outside of hiking, they have playgrounds, swimming... More 

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New Albany, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The park is pretty, especially in the fall. If you live close by, it would be a nice place to go for picnics and outdoor parties. There are also some good trails for hiking. If you are coming just for the waterfalls, I think you will be disappointed. It is hard to get a good view of any of them... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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89 reviews 89 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Clifty Falls State Park is gorgeous! It is one of our favorite places to go geocaching. I'm so glad to have such a lovely place in our town.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Loved the variety of trails, and the views. Many waterfalls to be scene, but at times treacherous parts of the trails for kids. Creek bed trail would be great if we'd brought our mud boots. Can't wait to go back.

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Anderson, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A hawk soaring overhead and the fall colors added to the incredible views of the falls. Excellent variety of plants and animals to see. For people who cannot hike there are easy trails and wonderful scenery from the car. We did not have time for the nature center or the Inn. I hope we can return and spend a weekend.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This park has a lot to offer campers, hikers and nature-lovers. It's much bigger than you realize and the vistas and natural surroundings are worth the visit, even if you just drive through.

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