The University of Evansville is a 75-acre campus with open green spaces and beautiful architecture. Students from around the country and world seek degrees in all fields of science and the arts. In this district are on-street bike paths that lead to a most unique space in Evansville, Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. Wesselman Woods is one of the largest urban old-growth forests in the country. Over 190-acres of virgin bottomland hardwoods and a 50-acre younger forest are within this treasure. Fields, ponds and nature trails wind through the forest. Inside the brand new nature center is a spectacular observation area for bird watching.