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  • Outer Fossil Bed Hike

    August 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

    The outer fossils are one of the world's amazing excursions to see Devonian fossils in their natural "habitat." We can only offer hikes in the late summer and fall when the upper gates of the McAlpine Dam are  closed.

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  • Digging the Past 24th Year !

    August 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    This will be the 24th year for this special event at the Falls of the Ohio State Park that focuses on fossils, geology  and archaeology.  Join us  with refreshed collecting piles, hikes, special presentations and geology-themed craft activities.  This event is co-sponsored by IMI, Inc. with participation by the Indiana Geological and Water Survey.  There will be a variety of activities in the picnic area behind the Interpretive Center that will include; Geology- Dig in our refreshed fossil and mineral…

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  • Discovering the Fossil Bed Hike

    August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Discover the wonders of the fossil beds with a park naturalist.  We will look at Devonian marine fossils and discuss how they lived, what they ate, how/why they were preserved.  Hike lasts 60 minutes ( 1:00 - 2:00 pm).  Meet on the deck.  Wear walking shoes and bring a bottle of water as the fossil beds are usually 10-20 degrees warmer than the air temperature.  Participants will walk down 60 steps to fossil beds and return via ramp (…

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  • Discovering the Fossil Bed Hike

    August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      Discover the wonders of the fossil beds with a park naturalist.  We will look at Devonian marine fossils and discuss how they lived, what they ate, how/why they were preserved.  Hike lasts 60 minutes ( 1:00 - 2:00 pm).  Meet on the deck.  Wear walking shoes and bring a bottle of water as the fossil beds are usually 10-20 degrees warmer than the air temperature.  Participants will walk down 60 steps to fossil beds and return via ramp (…

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  • A Really BIG Fossil Hike

    September 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    This hike will take you to the park's record-holders--the biggest fossils at the Falls!  Stops will include the largest horn coral in the Western Hemisphere, a branching coral colony 50 feet across, pipe organ corals, honeycomb corals and other types of fossils that rate as GIANTS in the Devonian sea.  Bring your camera, a bucket and a scrub / deck brush to get the best views.  A free fossil bed ID brochure will be provided.

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