Location: Take exit 0 (zero) west from I-65 just before it leaves our fair state and ventures into the bizarre kinship structures of Kentucky. Falls of the Ohio is right in the city area.
Description: This would be easy to confuse with a city park. There is no charge to enter the park itself, only the Interpretive Center. The Center is worth the admission, because to understand why this riverbank (and series of islands in low water) is significant enough to be a state park, you have to know something about the prehistory and history of the area. The Riverbed here is rich in fossils; one of the premiere fossil beds in the world. You can't collect, but virtually every stone you look at will be full of interest. Wander around and check out the news from 35 million years ago. While you're here, check out the rumors of Welsh occupation pre-Columbus. It's interesting, though probably impossible to verify.
Nearby Points of Interest: Charlestown State Park; Brock-Sampson Ridge Nature Preserve; Clark State Forest
Cautions: During the spring and other high-water times, most of the interesting features of the park may be underwater. During the floods in 1997, the Interpretive Center was nearly underwater. Visit in late summer or fall.
Ownership: Indiana DNR