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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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High price for walking trails

Visited the nature center. Center staff were excellent with the grandkids-showing them different... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Rhonda F
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Evansville, Indiana
Nice shady park

This is a nice city park, plenty of shade and trails to walk off some of the food we had... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
SmokiesJunkie
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Fishers, Indiana
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551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711-5994
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Reviewed 26 February 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 6 February 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 4 January 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 11 November 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 29 October 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 23 October 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 10 April 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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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We love hiking at Wesselman's in their virgin timber woods. Their animal shelter is family friendly and top notch! The is truly a treasure in the city.

Thank BusbyDusty
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I've loved Wesselman Woods since I was a child, and I've been more times than I can count. However, my last visit was right when they began charging for entry and the experience I had will probably keep me from coming back. I understand the...More

5  Thank Lauren L
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

I love walking in the woods - when I was kid I spent so many of my Saturdays tramping through the forests down in Georgia. Wesselman is just a short jaunt from work and home, and immediately I'm immersed in the beauty of an old-growth...More

Thank MErwinCoaching
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