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Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

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551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711-5994
+1 812-479-0771
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Addictive!

Taking walks regularly at Wesselmans can be addictive because it is so peaceful! Families seem to... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
LAVERNE J
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EVANSVILLE
Connect with Nature in the heart of the city

A hidden gem the Nature Center has children activities plus a wild bird viewing area Lots of nice... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Cliff T
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Noblesville, Indiana
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551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711-5994
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Taking walks regularly at Wesselmans can be addictive because it is so peaceful! Families seem to love it here also to get away for a break from the business. The Park employees are so helpful if you have questions and they have a small zoo...More

Thank LAVERNE J
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A hidden gem the Nature Center has children activities plus a wild bird viewing area Lots of nice hiking trails and a small, but informative welcome center The 200 acre Wesselman Woods is in the city center and within a 30-40 minute brisk walking distance...More

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Wesselman Woods is a hidden gem close to downtown. Lots of nice hiking trails and a small, but informative welcome center. Staff occasionally have rehabilitation animals out for close view on the weekends. Definitely worth stopping in if you are looking for some contact with...More

Thank D_123_B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Nature Center has children activities in it, plus a wild bird viewing area with tablets to help you identify the birds by call, markings and size. Just outside the viewing area there are "rescued" birds, who cannot be released to the wild due to...More

Thank sandinmysandles
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We love hiking at Wesselman's in their virgin timber woods. Their animal shelter is family friendly and top notch! The is truly a treasure in the city.

Thank BusbyDusty
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've loved Wesselman Woods since I was a child, and I've been more times than I can count. However, my last visit was right when they began charging for entry and the experience I had will probably keep me from coming back. I understand the...More

4  Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I love walking in the woods - when I was kid I spent so many of my Saturdays tramping through the forests down in Georgia. Wesselman is just a short jaunt from work and home, and immediately I'm immersed in the beauty of an old-growth...More

Thank MErwinCoaching
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

A great place for a walk among the fall foliage and the old growth forest. A special treat to see a rehabilitating eagle. If we lived closer to Evansville, a membership would make sense. As it is, the one time fee is high, but not...More

1  Thank Noah V
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Enjoyed the 10K Volkswalk on a chilly but above freezing day. Would NOT recommend if rainy or temps below freezing as walkways are slippery in winter. Looking forward to comparing walk in another season. There is a $5 charge to enter.

1  Thank kansasrod
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My partner and I stopped by just to check it out. We didn't have the time to spend that particular day, but were going to come back another time. The lady at the entrance was incredibly rude to us and kept demanding the money (we...More

Thank Amber H
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