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Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

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Address: 551 North Boeke Road, Evansville, IN 47711-5994
Phone Number: 812-479-0771
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Beautiful Walk

It's a beautiful place to go walking, and I really love just meandering through the trails. I'm just not very happy that they've started charging to walk the trails when they used... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
AnonymouslyAnony2016
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Evansville, Indiana
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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wesselman Park has been a fun place to go for a long time, and it was a donation based operation as far back as I can remember. Recently there was a charge initiated, I think it was $5.00. This was a low blow for all of the walkers who would use Wesselmanns to exercise and enjoy nature You either pay... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a beautiful place to go walking, and I really love just meandering through the trails. I'm just not very happy that they've started charging to walk the trails when they used to be free. Those of us in Evansville who used to walk it about once a week, have just started finding other places to go now.

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Thank AnonymouslyAnony2016
Evansville
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve! The trails are well marked and yet it doesn't interfere with the natural state of the Preserve. You can see lots of birds and occasionally other small wildlife. The canopy of the trees keeps it cool for walking even on the hottest of days. Go early enough to get in the gate before... More 

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Thank Teresa K
Newburgh, Indiana
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to take a hike, especially in the autumn. There's also a chance to see some wildlife while you're out too.

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Thank Kennedy S
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Plenty of space! Our family picnicked and played baseball in a large, quiet area by the tennis courts. It was a great place and would definitely go back!

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Thank sarahgarcia52414
Las Vegas
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70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The visitor center has been renovated and modernized. It is now interactive, state-of-the-art. The question is whether it has been priced out of the market now. The government authorized the changes, but increased admission fees to cover the costs without any subsidy, so it's no longer cheap.

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Evansville, Indiana
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We enjoy going to Wesselman Park to hike through their many trails, and see all the old interesting trees in the area. The trails are nicely marked and easy to access.

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Thank Rhonda954
Evansville, Indiana
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The woods/trails are so peaceful. Plenty big enough to immerse yourself. The only downside is the entrance-upgrades are being made. Absolutely worth the time.

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Thank Jim E
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I love the trails at Wesselman Woods. I always feel like I'm really out and about, though I'm within the city limits. The trails are kept up nicely too.

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Thank Cathy W
Evansville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This place has the potential to be a very nice park and nature preserve, but because of lack of maintenance, it is not that nice. In the bird exhibit there are weeds everywhere. Very poorly maintained. It is a very good place to take small children for hikes in the woods. Nice trails.

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