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A Visit to Falls of the Ohio State Park

Indiana State Park Travel Guide

by Paul R. Wonning


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Falls of the Ohio State Park provides a first class family friendly vacation destination. It also offers an excellent learning experience for kids.Visitors can clamber over the fossil beds, exploring the remains of creatures that lived centuries ago. Children and adults can learn about fossils in the modern Interpretive Center. Families can learn more on one of the guided tours of the fossil beds conducted by park rangers on the exposed riverbed.The Interpretive Center at Falls of the Ohio is a family friendly facility. It displays a plethora of information about the history of the river area. The Falls area includes the Indiana towns of Clarksville, New Albany, Jeffersonville, and Louisville, Kentucky across the river. This area is rich in history. Before the installation of the locks, riverboats had to stop at the Falls. The passengers and cargo had to be portaged around them. The cities played an important role in this process. Jeffersonville blossomed into an important riverboat-building center and rail hub. The area served an important role during the Civil War.The gem of Falls of the Ohio State Park is the exposed fossil beds. The Interpretive Center offers exhibits about these fossils and has many of them on display. At the Interpretive Center, visitors can sign up for a guided tour, obtain maps and gather other information about the Park.The best time to visit Falls of the Ohio State Park is during the late summer, autumn months and the Ohio River is at its lowest point at that time. The fossil beds in the river are clearly visible during this time, allowing kids and adults to explore them fully.The book Falls of the Ohio State Park is part of the Indiana State Park Travel Guide Series. This series will encompass all the family friendly Indiana State Parks. Indiana's State Park system is one of the finest in the United States. With great hiking trails, history, and nature, there is something for everyone at an Indiana State Park.

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Mossy Feet Books
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Indiana State Park Travel Guide


Paul R. Wonning (Author)

Gardening, history and travel seem an odd soup in which to stew one's life, but Paul has done just that. A gardener since 1975, he has spent his spare time reading history and traveling with his wife. He gardens, plans his travels and writes his b...

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