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Falls of the Ohio State Park

201 W Riverside Dr, Exit 0, Interstate 65, Clarksville, IN 47129-3148
+1 812-280-9970
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Nice little park with a great deck overlooking the Ohio and the dam there. Neat history and in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bigjake392
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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
Nice visit to overlooked park

Recent road changes made it hard to find. Admission to the Interpretative Center plus parking was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mack3065
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West Lafayette
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Dating back 386 million years, the Falls of Ohio are among the world's largest naturally exposed fossil beds.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fossil beds” (47 reviews)
“lewis and clark” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
201 W Riverside Dr, Exit 0, Interstate 65, Clarksville, IN 47129-3148
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+1 812-280-9970
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"interpretive center"
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"water level"
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"state park"
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"ice age"
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"high water"
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"great place to visit"
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"louisville area"
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"road trip"
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"lots of history"
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"fossils"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice little park with a great deck overlooking the Ohio and the dam there. Neat history and in the dry months , the fossil bed is a nice walk but very hot down there if the temperature is high. Water high and fossil beds covered...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recent road changes made it hard to find. Admission to the Interpretative Center plus parking was $20. You won’t see much resembling a falls or rapids, but there is a view of Louisville. Attendants were friendly and knowledgeable and pointed out the symbolism of hanging...More

1  Thank Mack3065
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The water was high, so we stuck to the museum. Great geo-timeline hall! Movie on formation of the area was nifty too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really Beautiful and interesting ate. Exploring the fossil beds was an added bonus Too bad the area is riddled with so much trash. Despite trash cans everywhere, It’s along the bike path, trails down to the river, and most certainly all along the river...More

2  Thank BirdNerdMaine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited one evening after walking the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge. Such a gem! Quiet, peaceful, and so cool to be able to walk on the fossil beds on the river bank.

Thank Rebecca O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very small state park but very interesting. There is ample free parking in the area and a nice walking trail. There is an ice cream shop on the same road with bike rentals available. You can enjoy this little area without paying...More

1  Thank Catlady1137574
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I and my mom and grandma had a great time. We hiked down to the river bed. My only thing is they need someone to clean up the trash. Please pick up after yourself.

Thank Harrison G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love seeing the fossils and the visitor's center, which has been re-vamped. Great spot for birders! They have events every month, too.

Thank nccondra
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family recently visited... the water level was high, so we decided to walk on the trails, including the one behind the interpretive center. I was horrified at the amount of trash tangled up in the driftwood everywhere- not the occasional beer can or plastic...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

They have a couple trails here to either explore the waterfront, and or depending on the waterline the riverbed itself to flowers, plants and fossils. There is also an interpretive center here with displays and movies to explain the prehistoric history, the exploration of ,...More

1  Thank Jack C
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bonfires
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Jack C | Reviewed this property |
There is lots of info inside the visitors center about them and their trip. There is about a 15 minute movie that talks about details I never learned in school.
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laurambd
July 6, 2015|
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Response from toelle | Reviewed this property |
The Widow's Walk ice cream and bike shop is very close at 415 E. Riverside Dr. In addition to some great ice cream and bike rentals, they have burgers and sandwiches. You can't miss it because it is an old Victorian... More
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