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Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

#10 of 38 things to do in Evansville Features Animals
551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711-5994
+1 812-479-0771
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Adults and children interested in nature, and getting some excercise, will love this place

The Nature Center has children activities in it, plus a wild bird viewing area with tablets to help... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
sandinmysandles
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Shelburne, Canada
Beautiful park

We love hiking at Wesselman's in their virgin timber woods. Their animal shelter is family... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
BusbyDusty
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Evansville, Indiana
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551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711-5994
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Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 1 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
Reviewed 14 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

2  Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

A great place for a walk among the fall foliage and the old growth forest. A special treat to see a rehabilitating eagle. If we lived closer to Evansville, a membership would make sense. As it is, the one time fee is high, but not...More

1  Thank Noah V
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Enjoyed the 10K Volkswalk on a chilly but above freezing day. Would NOT recommend if rainy or temps below freezing as walkways are slippery in winter. Looking forward to comparing walk in another season. There is a $5 charge to enter.

1  Thank kansasrod
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My partner and I stopped by just to check it out. We didn't have the time to spend that particular day, but were going to come back another time. The lady at the entrance was incredibly rude to us and kept demanding the money (we...More

Thank Amber H
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This nature reserve is a magnificent green space located right in the heart of Evansville, making it a beautiful place to walk and enjoy the many birds and wildlife there. We especially enjoyed our view of the beautiful bald eagle and her trainer. This bald...More

Thank messengrl
Reviewed 7 August 2016

What once were enjoyable trails are now pay-for-fee - $5, 13 and up. That's PER PERSON!!!! I think that is outrageous, and NO, no consideration for seniors - so forget that! Ages 3 to 12 fee is $3. Only children under 3 get in for...More

1  Thank Suze F
Elaine E, Public Relations Manager at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Hi Suze - Please know that the decision to charge admission was not entered into lightly and was done with much thought. We have options in place that will allow anyone who faces a financial burden to visit to still come, including a family pass...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

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...More

Thank staycationer
Elaine E, Public Relations Manager at Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Please know that the decision to charge admission was not entered into lightly and was done with much thought. We have options in place that will allow anyone who faces a financial burden to visit to still come, including a family pass which can be...More

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