|Falls of the Ohio State Park
The next county is Floyd County, which together with Clark County are called The Sunny Side Of Louisville. For a short time the Scenic Route joins with Interstate 64, from New Albany to Jeffersonville. You will notice an urban feel as this area is just across the Ohio from the city of Louisville, Kentucky.
We stopped at Falls Of The Ohio, Indianas newest state park. To get there, take 65 South to exit 0, then follow signs. The Falls of the Ohio is on a river bluff with fossil beds dating back 400 million years. Guided tours are available, or visit the impressive 16,000 square foot Interpretive Center. In the lobby are lifelike models of mammoths, birds flying, and fish swimming. You can learn about the geology, history and cultural evolution of the area. The Interpretive Center has a beautiful lobby, an auditorium with an orientation video, an exhibit hall, library, classroom, wildlife observation room, and an observation deck with views of the Falls.
One of the hands-on thrills of the Falls of the Ohio fossil beds is actually walking around on these ancient fossil beds, and trying to understand what formed them. <click to see more>
Clark County also is home to Clark State Forest, which is Indianas oldest forest and includes Knobstone Trail. Knobstone Trail is the longest hiking trail in Southern Indiana, and is sometimes called the Little Appalachian Trail. <see our Floyd and Clark Counties pages>
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