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Falls of the Ohio State Park
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Clarksville
Certificate of Excellence
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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 3 weeks ago

We didn't spend much time here, but seems like there is a lot to do. We did not go into the visitor center, they were having an event and a little crowded. The overlook was beautiful. We went down to the rocks and climbed around a lot, we love places we can play lol. There were several families and kids. Generally a safe area if you pay attention, an accident could happen very quickly and badly. There are stairs and a ramp down to the rocks. There is also a trail loop, we started it but decided it was too hot, But a very beautiful area. Lots of history and potential if you have more time.

Thank sunflowwer
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love walking our dog there. So much to see and do. When the water is down (summer pool), you can hike across the front of the dam. The wildlife is incredible. Sea gulls, Great Blue Heron and lots of Raptors. Climb on the fossil beds and explore the area.

2  Thank Rick C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little park with a great deck overlooking the Ohio and the dam there. Neat history and in the dry months , the fossil bed is a nice walk but very hot down there if the temperature is high. Water high and fossil beds covered this trip. Looking out at the wall holding back the river is amazing in itself. Cross over and take the drive down to the dam. Hopefully there is a barge and tugs locking through. Museum is very nice too.

Thank bigjake392
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Recent road changes made it hard to find. Admission to the Interpretative Center plus parking was $20. You won’t see much resembling a falls or rapids, but there is a view of Louisville. Attendants were friendly and knowledgeable and pointed out the symbolism of hanging sculptures in the entrance. The exhibits are comprehensive (about the geology and history) without being overwhelming with information. Kids will probably enjoy some interactive features. Two videos (about the geologic history and about Lewis and Clark) are shown.

1  Thank Mack3065
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

The water was high, so we stuck to the museum. Great geo-timeline hall! Movie on formation of the area was nifty too.

Thank drjudyo
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