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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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Great for Kids too!

We took a 2 year old, and he loved it. They learn about the great outdoors and our environment... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maddoxl
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Evansville, Indiana
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If you’ve not been lately they have revamped part of the park. When you take the trail around the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ricky M
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551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711-5994
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"birds"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a 2 year old, and he loved it. They learn about the great outdoors and our environment while having fun and playing in the very shallow water streams, climbing on boulders and crossing fallen tree trunks.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’ve not been lately they have revamped part of the park. When you take the trail around the lake, there is now a large all natural play area for kids to play in. It has a waterfall at the top of a hill with...More

Thank Ricky M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with our homeschool group in the fall. Lots of fun on the nature walk. They were evening boiling maple sap for syrup.

Thank AkashaJames
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Visited the nature center. Center staff were excellent with the grandkids-showing them different animals and instructing them in an age appropriate way about the different wildlife. The grandkids enjoyed the big turtle shell and the windowed room overlooking all the bird feeders was very relaxing...More

Thank Rhonda F
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

This is a nice city park, plenty of shade and trails to walk off some of the food we had overindulged in. Park is clean and well kep.

1  Thank SmokiesJunkie
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Right in the middle of the city, but you will get lost in the woods. Take a walk just to get away. Bird watching is great

1  Thank Scott W
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Reviewed November 10, 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
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Reviewed October 28, 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
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Reviewed October 23, 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
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Reviewed April 9, 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
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