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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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Spring break trip with daughter

Found this by accident. Great experience. Water was too high to explore the beds but enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pamntim
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Tuscola, Illinois
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Time travel just minutes from downtown Louisville Kentucky

This is a great place to find fossils all over the place. Unlike any other I have been to in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matthew M
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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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201 W Riverside Dr, Exit 0, Interstate 65, Clarksville, IN 47129-3148
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this by accident. Great experience. Water was too high to explore the beds but enjoyed the center. The videos were well done and very informative. Will be coming back in fall to explore the beds.

Thank pamntim
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to find fossils all over the place. Unlike any other I have been to in the U.S. Near the historic Clark cabin and Culbertson mansion in New Albany Indiana it makes for a fun detour from Louisville KY.

Thank Matthew M
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

The outside area includes a walk down to the fossil beds along the Ohio River. Check water level before you visit. The lower levels of the walks and all of the fossil beds are under water when the river is high. While a high water...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We should have read the website better because we were not aware that the fossil bed (386 million year old fossil bed covering 220 acres) is only exposed during August - October when the water is low. It was close to the end of November...More

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

great place to get away from it all. boat docks and a great view of thw city with the falls in view. the Museum shows you all of rhe Dinosaurs that use to exist here in the valley

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Great little park with great views of the Ohio River and downtown Louisville across the Ohio! Lots of history! My husband and I were in Louisville for a weekend for my birthday, and it was pretty snowy. The park was pretty much empty, but the...More

Thank Alexis B
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Interesting museum of fossils located on site from the last ice age! Great displays and interesting facts. Short video of the history. Small gift shop with nice selection of rocks, fossils, jewelry, etc. Reasonably priced for a nice half day activity. Explore the flats (when...More

Thank D M
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on a road trip. Great views of the river. Lots of history on Lewis and Clark. Many walking trails and a boat launch. Water level was high so could not see Fossil beds. Maybe next trip. Nice stop along the 65 highway.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here when we had a little spare time to spend in the Louisville area. It is a small state park, and even though the river was so high you couldn't even see the falls (just raging water above where we assumed they...More

Thank Jenny S
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great park on the river. There’s a nice interpretive center and they give tours of the Falls on occasions. There’s quite a bit to explore on your own. Good hiking. Good access to downtown Jeffersonville through sidewalks. The fossils are neat to...More

Thank DanaLfromKY
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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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