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Falls of the Ohio State Park

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Address: 201 W Riverside Dr, Exit 0, Interstate 65, Clarksville, IN 47129-3148
Phone Number: 812-280-9970
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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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Very interesting!

We stopped here briefly on our way out of Louisville. Very impressed with the amount of fossils in the rocks. Would be a good place to take kids. We didn't go in the visitor's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here briefly on our way out of Louisville. Very impressed with the amount of fossils in the rocks. Would be a good place to take kids. We didn't go in the visitor's center, it was closed. Nice view of the river and the buildings of downtown Louisville.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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500 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site brings together so many themes and activities in one place: There's the modern day story of the canal, the historic trip of Lewis and Clark, and plunging way back into the past the evolution of the Ohio River and the fossils left from the Devonian seas. The interpretive center is extremely entertaining for both kids and adults and... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking along the full beds is a unique experience and the area has also had many historic events take place at the falls. The interpretive center is more a children's museum but adults will find the two films to be interesting. The area has a lot of history with the Native Americans as well as the Lewis and Clark expedition... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for kids with an interpretive center. Tons of fossils to find among the rocks. Requires steady walking among the rocks. Recommend putting aside several hours of time. Many different times of birds to view. Very educational for all

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Clarksville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my granddaughter and we loved it. It's much bigger than one would expect. The theater showing is extremely interesting, "if you're not distracted" by the many inconsiderate cell phones users". The exhibits are well done, but could use some updating. Looking at the fossil bed is intriguing and makes your mind wonder about prehistoric times. You can spend... More 

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Thank john k
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The new center is great. Well worth the price. Grounds are nearly kept. Staff was very friendly. My son likes walking out on the fossil beds down by the river. It was hard to get there. So someone that has trouble ambulating would not be able to go down there.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We found this place on an overnight stop and spent a little time enjoying the view,flowers,kayakers, and woodchuck. We didnt go inside to the interpretive center,but what a nice lace to relax,stretch your legs and enjoy nature.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We somehow missed that the interpretive center didn't open until 1 on a Sunday, and we were there at 11:30. We decided to wait. We set out to walk on the Woodland trail and enjoyed a walk through a rocky muddy path across a creek to Cane Run, and then the path seemed to end, so we headed back. So... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Probably of greater interest to families with children - educational value in historical (Lewis & Clark) and scientific senses. Pretty vistas.

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Niceville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We visited the Falls of the Ohio State Park in early May. It's impressive to look out over the flood wall and see the water surging over the dam. We observed a couple of kayakers taking on the fast current and a fisherman hard at work. The Interpretive Center staff is very friendly. In the middle of the week, the... More 

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