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Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

551 North Boeke Road, Evansville, IN 47711-5994
812-479-0771
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Evansville
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- Sep 16, 2014
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent park with great trails, well maintained and enjoyable hiking. There are always people at this park but it never feels too crowded. You can find plenty of space to yourself. The kids will also love the small nature center with museum-like exhibits. Also, if you check out their website they have events regularly.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I went to Wesselman Woods for the first time this month for a music festival called "Music on the Hill", which they've done for the three years so far. It was a great time. We brought a picnic basket and sat on a blanket on the hill and listened to some great bands all day. The area is very pretty,... More

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Corpus Christi
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127 reviews 127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I grew up near Stockwell Woods(that was it's name when I was young in the 50s and 60s).I played there almost continuously as a child.I rode my bike on the trails there and put pennies on the railroad track when trans were coming.WE would hide under a bridge as the trai ran overhead.The pennies were like copper foil. I remember... More

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Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For the brief time we were there, we enjoyed driving thru to the nature preserve center. Neat exhibit of the woods thru glass. Nice place to get out, away from traffic and busyness. Small playground for children and lots of dog walkers

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Portland, Oregon
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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely little slice of midwestern woods right in the city. The bird watching enclosure is great. Easy paths that feel woodsy, but aren't really very long.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This place is unique. It is old growth in an urban location. If you are in Evansville and like to walk in the woods, this is very convenient and very free. I have never seen an urban forest like this anywhere else.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We went to the nature preserve with low expectations, but it turned out great. We had one of the volunteers (Debbie) take us around and show us some of the native plants and insects. She mentioned that Evansville was the only city of its size to have a old growth forest like Wesselman Woods within the city limits. Definitely worth... More

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Elberfeld, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We visited the nature preserve on a spring break "field trip." Several learning opportunities in the nature center, live animals, and bird watching. No admission is a perk. Several trails throughout the preserve with interpretive markers. I was disappointed, however, at the amount of litter throughout the park. It is a shame that people don't take ore pride in this... More

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EVANSVILLE
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Enter the Nature Center and enjoy watching nature up close. Take a walk through the woods on great trails and you will not feel like you are in the middle of a city. Wesselman Woods is the oldest preserve in the United States.

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Evansville, IN
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Wesselman Park Woods has some of the best trails for walking. Most of the trails are boardwalk style, with wooden slats that raise you slightly above the ground. This is great after rain to avoid mud, and also for people with strollers. We have been to parks all over the country and Wesselman Woods stands up to any we have... More

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