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“Old Growth Urban Forest” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve
Ranked #11 of 35 things to do in Evansville
Certificate of Excellence
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Newburgh, Indiana
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Old Growth Urban Forest”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2014
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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“Great place for nature walks within the city”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Underused, under appreciated”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Preservation at It's Finest”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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