Things to Do on the Ohio River

Riverside experiences

While you're in southern Indiana, enjoy some riverside fun. On the north bank of the Ohio River - just across from Louisville, Kentucky, southern Indiana's Clark and Floyd Counties have an eclectic mix of culture, heritage, shopping, and family fun


Group of people walking on a path at the Big 4 Station Park

If you'd like to explore the riverside during your stay in southern Indiana, make sure to visit our parks along the Ohio River. You can participate in a number of outdoor activities while you take in scenic views. Walk or bike across the premier Big 4 Bridge in Big 4 Station Park which connects us to Louisville. Once across and you can say you've visited two states in a matter of minutes. Bike along the river on the newly connected Ohio River Greenway. Head to the Falls of the Ohio State Park and discover the ancient fossil beds that line the river. 

If these places don't entice you to come here, check out our other attractions and parks. 


Upland Brewing Exterior

What separates us from most towns and cities is our exciting culinary scene, which extends along the Ohio River.  We have numerous riverside restaurants for any occasion.  Grab a bite to eat in Jeffersonville at Red Yeti if you're feeling a casual eatery with fantastic drink menus.  In the mood for seafood?  KingFish on the River has you covered. To grab a pitcher and wings in an upbeat atmosphere, look no further than Harry’s Tap House & Kitchen. Enjoy the scenic views of the Louisville skyline at Upland Jeffersonville, which has 20 taps highlighting the full Upland beer lineup and a vibrant food menu.

The Exchange Steak Frites

Move farther down the river and check out New Albany, where you'll find different types of cuisines like sushi at Dragon King's Daughter or Mexican at La Catrina.  New Albany is the hub of the craft beer scene with the likes of The Exchange Pub + KitchenPints & Union, and Floyd County Brewing Company

Many of these delicious eateries have outdoor patio seating overlooking the riverside. These are only a few of the options to grab a bite. Check out our restaurant's page if you're in the mood for something else. 

Water Activities

Group kayaking the Ohio River

Don't forget to bring your water toys. The Ohio River is a perfect escape for the adventure seeker whether you're into fishing, kayaking, or boating.  If you're not a seasoned paddler, don't worry; you can always enjoy a relaxing day on the iconic steamboat the Belle of Louisville or the Mary M. Miller.