Leisure and Travel Blog

Category - Parks

National #PretendToBeATimeTraveler day is December 8th! Celebrate by taking a trip back in time right here in #southernIndiana.

Here are some of the spots where you can discover the local past and the history of the world!

Falls of the Ohio State Park

Fossils in Falls of the Ohio State Park.

Two people looking up in awe at a dinosaur fossil in the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center.

Travel back 390 million years and hike on

The Falls of the Ohio State Park is a one-of-a-kind attraction. It is home to the largest exposed Devonian (before dinosaurs) fossil beds in the world. These fossilized sea creatures lived millions of years ago when this area was actually the floor of a shallow tropical sea.

Located along the Ohio

Ask a child to name a big fossil, and they’ll probably give you the name of a dinosaur like T. rex, Diplodocus, or Triceratops.

How many times will someone say a coral or sponge? Probably never – unless they have visited the fossil beds at the Falls of the Ohio.

Fossil beds at the Falls of the Ohio

A few fossils at the Falls can