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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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Great outdoor activity in Louisville area

Great little park with great views of the Ohio River and downtown Louisville across the Ohio! Lots... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alexis B
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Nashville, Tennessee
Explore Fossil Flats! Great for All Ages

Interesting museum of fossils located on site from the last ice age! Great displays and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
D M
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Louisville, Kentucky
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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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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.

Thank weekendwonder1
Reviewed 12 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
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 DanaRod213
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

You can actually walk out on the fossil beds! Very neat and a great workout. You have the option for a guides tour of the fossils for an extra cost. The interpretive center is awesome.

Thank mandieIndiana
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stumbled into this park on our Ohio River road trip. Pretty cool to go below the locks onto the floor of the river when dry. Visitor center closed due to time of day but would recommend to try to make it there. Also if time...More

1  Thank Annette B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is an awesome little place. It has a history of the area and fossils from the river bed, Fun exhibits and info about the Lewis and Clark expedition A favorite place on our very road trip.

1  Thank Ross R
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

A great free experience to blow some time. Take kids, pets, or significant other etc..very beautiful place for being along a river.

Thank Runnermom81
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Dale Brown's combination fossil discovery walk and university level talk which combined the yellow flood line of the building, the two tallest skyscrapers of Louisville stacked on top of each other (height of the Ice age glaciers), the vivid description of the shallow sea at...More

Thank Pat L
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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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