a hike through Wesselman Woods is no longer a free afternoon of fun.
As of April 1, 2016 The nature preserve will charge admission to the
Adults will now pay $5
for a day pass.
Children ages 3-12 will
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve on
Evansville's east side features 200 acres of virgin bottomland hardwood
forest and is home to more than 300 species of wildflowers, 150 species
of birds and numerous mammals. It is designated as a National Natural
Landmark and a State Nature Preserve.
Features include a shelter, six miles of walking trails and an
amphitheater. The interpretive nature center includes displays,
hands-on exhibits, a bird viewing room, meeting rooms, gift shop and
library. The Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve Society manages the
facility, which is adjacent to Wesselman Park and Wesselman Par 3 Golf