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“A must- see for Rock nerds!”

Falls of the Ohio State Park
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Clarksville
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Owner description: Dating back 386 million years, the Falls of Ohio are among the world's largest naturally exposed fossil beds.
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I popped over from Louisville. He's a big fisherman/loves the water and I love rocks, history, and fossils.

We paid our $2 to park and walked down the trail to the fossil beds. Lee saw tons of fossils and the views of Louisville and the Ohio river were amazing!

We didn't go in the museum.

Do yourself a favor and stop in!

Thank Ashliekhiatt
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were able to walk to the Falls of Ohio State Park from the nearby KOA an were glad we did. The Park Ranger was very informative and polite providing us with a lot of historical facts. Walking down to the rivers edge was easy, but kind of eerie seeing all the logs, wood, and other debris that has been washed down the Ohio River over the years. We took many pictures of the various birds in the area. Great birding spot! The area was very well maintained and there are other places to walk to to get a good view of Louisville, KY. Worth the visit, even if you have to walk to it! The only fee for this place is if you visit the Instructional Building.

Thank ray m
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Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We were passing through town and decided to check it out. So glad we did. The museum is small but nice. The best part is if the water is low you can walk out and explore.

1  Thank AWill99
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

I wouldn't call this area beautiful, but it's very interesting! Walking along the flats you are literally walking on top of hundreds of 350 million year old fossils. I could bend down and examine a one foot square area and see many, many different fossils right there. You need to be able to go up and down a pretty high stair case and/or be able to navigate some large rocks to get down to the fossil/water/fishing area, but there is also a ramp/trail that goes down. I would say anyone would be able to get to at least part of the fossil bed. It's very large. Removing fossils and/or rocks is NOT allowed, but it's oh so tempting. There are some really interesting things here to look at. It was worth a few hours of our time.

1  Thank 596Smokey
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Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

They have a museum being renovated for 5 dollars there are tons of bones and lots of wild birds the Clark cabin is not far and bathrooms are only in the museum there is a small gift shop in the museum as well there are also two mounds where you can dig for some fossils there is a ice cream stand bike rental place as well as a playground in walking distance and the new walking bridge to louisville is not that far overall nice place plenty of parking make sure to attend at low water to walk out on fossil beds

1  Thank lance l
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