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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
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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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What a nice surprise. The water was high so we didn't walk around through the fossil beds, but the scenery is beautiful and one has a sense of isolation although the state park is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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French Lick, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Disappointing visit for us. We had to climb over trees and trash to get to the fossil beds. I understand the water can flood and bring in Debris but wow. It is trashy this time of year. Perhaps they clean it up in the summer? We did reach the fossil beds and they are fascinating. We hiked around the rocks... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice surprise. The water was high so we didn't walk around through the fossil beds, but the scenery is beautiful and one has a sense of isolation although the state park is so close to Louisville. The museum is well thought out and a visit is worth every penny of the admission for anyone interested in the history... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Enjoyed an afternoon of fresh air on a warmer winter afternoon. Water was high and fast so there were no visible fossil beds. Driftwood was blocking some of the walkways down to the water. Nonetheless we enjoyed hiking, climbing the rocks and looking for beach glass. Spotted a redhead duck near the dam. Did not visit the interpretive center this... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I was very disappointed as this seemed to be a no touch park for the public. You can't collect the fossils and they watched me like a criminal. This is one to skip.

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Stevensville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is worth a visit if you have any interest in history. Nice interactive center and definately walk down to the water to look for fossils! Beautiful views!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Spent a beautiful afternoon exploring the park and riverbed. Found many fossils embedded on the surface! Families with children and people of all ages were enjoying themselves!

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Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We biked here from Jeffersonville along a bike trail that runs along the river. The museum is opened on Sunday, 9 dollars for adults. They have interesting blown glass fixtures in the lobby area, a movie of the area starts you out, then you can tour a very interactive museum, spanning the history of the area in a geological, anthropological,... More 

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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a beautiful and easy-to-get-to state park. I have passed it many times and never realized it's significance. This is where Lewis met Clark! Their very meeting spot is memorialized with a beautiful sculpture. The falls themselves are a sight to behold with the broad Ohio River stretching before your eyes. It can be an afternoon visit, with picnic lunch... More 

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Harrison, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

When you visit, the visitor center is must and money well spent!!!. Will definitely go again. We hit the center first and learned about all the different fossils and the history about the site. What a hidden gem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying at a B & B and they suggested we check this place out, and we were not disappointed. It was fun to walk around looking for fossils. The scenery is lovely & we felt like we were on an adventure.

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