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“Great place for nature walks within the city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve
551 North Boeke Road, Evansville, IN 47711-5994
812-479-0771
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Ranked #10 of 25 things to do in Evansville
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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“Great place for nature walks within the city”
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 checking out and free!

Visited April 2014
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Elberfeld, Indiana
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“Underused, under appreciated”
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 park. It is a great opportunity to escape from the city without leaving, even though you can hear traffic noise while in the woods.

This is a great, free way to pass a half hour to half a day when in Evansville.

Visited March 2014
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EVANSVILLE
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“Preservation at It's Finest”
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.

Visited March 2014
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EVANSVILLE
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful local gem in the city. It's amazing to have such an educational place for all to visit. I feel there should be more advertising in the area, perhaps on TV, so people could be reminded of its presence. I hope it will be around for future generations!

Visited April 2013
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Newburgh, Indiana
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“Beautiful experience in nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is the place to "find yourself", as one of the plaques says in the preserve. Best times to come is in spring and fall, but beware of the rainy season, as trails can become very muddy. In the fall the trees are bright in color. The bird watching area of the building is particularly excellent, as you can hear and see nature in action. It's free (unless you care to donate to the preserve), and it's such a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Visited October 2013
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