CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A group that promotes southern Indiana's Falls of the Ohio State Park has succeeded in raising $5.5 million for an upgrade of the park's well-worn exhibits.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the Falls of the Ohio Foundation's fundraising success means work on the upgrades will begin this year.
The new exhibits will replace the site's more than two-decade-old exhibits and are expected to open in early 2015.
The featured attraction at the state park near the Ohio River town of Clarksville is a 400 million-year-old fossilized coral reef. Louisville, Ky.-based museum design company Solid Light has designed new exhibits that will explain the fossil beds.
The exhibits will also highlight southern Indiana and Louisville as top destinations for geologists, ecologists, archaeologists and others who study fossils.