Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Falls of the Ohio State Park

Mother Nature has quite the imagination, does she not? Take Falls of the Ohio State Park in southern Indiana, for example. With the buildings of the Louisville skyline casting a shadow across the Ohio River, and gigantic barges floating by transporting many of life's modern conveniences, here you'll find acres and acres of fossils that are hundreds of millions of years old. Such a contrast.

I wrote about my family's experience there at Visit Indiana's Indiana Insider blog, as well as Travel Mamas. A while back, I also shared this picture of the Lewis and Clark monument found at the park. We had a wonderful fall day there examining the beauty of ancient history (the kind that Mother Nature herself creates).

Beautiful Terrain:

Amazing Fossils:

The Mighty Ohio River:

If You Visit:
Falls of the Ohio State Park
201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville, Indiana (Just off Exit 0 on I-65.)
Admission to the Interpretive Center is $5 for adults and $2 for kids.
Open Monday-Saturday, 9-5 and Sundays 1-5.
Insider's Tip: There's a play area in the Interpretive Center, but it's easy to miss. Consider taking turns watching the kids with another adult so that you can spend more time learning from the exhibits. 

This post is a part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.


  1. All those fossils right there in the open! Very cool!

  2. I had no idea Ohio was so pretty! So far, I've only been to Cleveland, which was significantly less scenic (but still fun) =)

  3. I love that second picture. It almost looks like the moon with all of that rocky terrain! Very cool.