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Clifty Falls State Park

Madison, IN
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: This scenic area, known for its hiking, has beautiful waterfalls and a canyon.
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Hiking and swimming are about the only things you can do here .No water or lake ,no golf course ,and too expensive.

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Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Beautiful lodge and restaurant. Food was great and very reasonable pricing. Great views and photo opportunities! We liked trails 6 & 7. Although they were listed as "moderate", we found them rather easy to navigate. There are many steep steps. The falls were pretty--Big & Little Clifty! Would recommend visiting!

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San Diego, California
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190 reviews 190 reviews
94 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

One of the premier attractions at this jewel of a state park is the falls. There are four of them and all are viewable with a short walk from off the pavement. With a little more walking, you can get some really nice photos. If you want to do more hiking, pick up the map and be sure to read... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Erin at the Inn Front Desk was phenomenal! She was kind, courteous, helpful, and welcoming. The walk down to the Falls was breathtaking! The whole park was very clean!

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The trails weren't stroller friendly as we quickly found out but the views were terrific. There were nature activities every day at convenient times. There's something for everyone in the family there.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A nice hotel/inn in one of Indiana's finest state parks! The buffet is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a wide variety of down-home foods cooked the old fashioned way! A spacious family sitting room is stocked with a big screen TV, puzzles, blocks, cards, etc. for family fun. An outdoor verandah overlooks a magnificent view of the... More

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Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Clifty Falls has great trails for hiking and several beautiful overlooks. Unfortunately there had not been much rain prior to my visit so the falls were minimal, but still worth the visit. Beautiful deer and wild turkeys running around.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited for the hiking and was not disappointed. Don't go looking for the Falls this time of year because water is just a trickle. Best if you want great exercise on maintained but rugged trails ( and not so rugged if you prefer) this is great.

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West Chester, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went on Trail #2. My wife is very athletic so she does not mind the hills or distance. She did not, however, enjoy walking on rocks because she was very concerned about slipping and falling or twisting an ankle. The waterfall was small because of the amount of rain. I suspect walking on the rocks would be even more... More

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Monrovia, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went down over Labor Day 2013, not expecting much in the way of tent campsites. Things have changed. Just a wonderful campsite with good amenities (like showers). And the Clifty Inn serves a very nice breakfast buffet. Highly recommended

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