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You can learn a lot by going here. Learned about Clarksville before it was Clarksville. IF you like... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2019

Falls of the Ohio State Park is a state park in Indiana. It is located on the banks of the Ohio... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
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Dating back 386 million years, the Falls of Ohio are among the world's largest naturally exposed fossil beds.
201 W Riverside Dr, Exit 0, Interstate 65, Clarksville, IN 47129-3148
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All reviews fossil beds interpretive center the river lewis and clark the ohio state on the rocks water level high water louisville area lots of history native americans great spot nice walk ice age loop trail picnic tables road trip
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

You can learn a lot by going here. Learned about Clarksville before it was Clarksville. IF you like history, you'll like this place.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Falls of the Ohio State Park is a state park in Indiana. It is located on the banks of the Ohio River at Clarksville, Indiana, across from Louisville, Kentucky. The park is part of the Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area. There are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Very nice place for a walk or bike ride. Interesting to fossil hunt, however rock and fossil collecting is prohibited. Lots of Lewis & Clark history. If in the area there is a place when coming into the park worth stopping for ice cream called...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AdventerousJan
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We went to this park that is right on the Ohio river--it's in Indiana but across the river is Louisville ,Kentucky.The main thing to see are the fossil beds along the rivers edge---BUT--if the water level is high enough ( like for us )---then everything...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank suedo66
Reviewed September 10, 2018

If you're interested in Clarksville Indiana or Lewis and Clark history this is the place to go. It was raining when we visited, but if the weather is good and the river is low you can walk around and look at the fossils in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stop at a lot of state parks when passing through new places. It was fun to look at the different rocks and fossils. It’s an okay place to stop by if you’ve got the time. The sunset and water made for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Holy cow, the fossils here are amazing! Easy walk out, but still wear closed toe/closed heel shoes. Hot on the rocks mid-day, so bring the sunscreen and extra water. Fossils are everywhere, so kids will definitely dig it!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This is neat if you like fossils but if not, don’t make it a priority. Good place to walk/hike for an hour or so.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank awdeaton
Reviewed August 13, 2018

My grandson and I made our first trip to the Falls of the Ohio in early August. We had a great time. The interpretive center was very interesting and held his attention far longer than many others we have visited. He is 6 and very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

See attached pictures below, The park is located alongside the Ohio River, walking/biking or jogging trail. The trail is 7.25 miles. There is a shop at that entrance to the park where you can get coffee ice cream or rent a bike. Whether you’re walking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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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