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Aldo Leopold Foundation

E13701 Levee Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9727
+1 608-355-0279
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A Pilgrimage to the Shack

As a person working in Environmental Education, this was a sort of pilgrimage for me. It was... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Montevideo, MN
Great venue for chainsaw training

I attended two days of chainsaw training and got a lot of value out of the program. The foundation... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
West Bend, Wisconsin
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The Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm is a National Historic Landmark. The Aldo Leopold Foundation manages the site and permits self-guided and guided visits. Visitors check in at the Leopold Center, headquarters of the Aldo Leopold Foundation and an interpretive center with displays on Leopold's life and legacy. The Leopold Center has been rated as one of the greenest buildings in the world, with Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the US Green Building Council. Solar panels. geothermal systems, and extensive use of local materials make the building itself an interesting attraction as well.
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E13701 Levee Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9727
+1 608-355-0279
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

As a person working in Environmental Education, this was a sort of pilgrimage for me. It was inspiring to know that I stood where Aldo Leopold once sat and wrote A Sand County Almanac. Well worth the trip. Bring bug spray!

1  Thank AmyMontevideo
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I attended two days of chainsaw training and got a lot of value out of the program. The foundation is very gracious to host such events. The facility is perfect for the combination of classroom work in the morning and then training in the woodlot...More

2  Thank aatbender
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day and wonderful place for field trip. Attended as part of a conference. I want to bring my family back. Great to learn about the legacy of Leopold and that the work is continuing. It's worth the trek!

Reviewed 27 September 2016

As we left Galena IL to head home, we took a little detour to the Aldo Leopold Center. It was an amazing "green" building. We loved listening to the tour and the wealth of information the gift shop attendant gave us. The grounds are beautiful...More

Thank D3_Scouter
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I gave this 5 stars for Sand County Almanac fans. Aldo Leopold was the premier conservationist of the 20th century, and that book is the BEST nature writing ever. If you are not a fan, it's worth the trip to the center to find out...More

2  Thank tomnancyNewYork
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a great attraction if you are tired of water slides and t-shirt shops. Very historic, on the beautiful Wisconsin River. Lots of good information from the staff. Something the kids can write about in the What Did I Do This Summer, when they...More

Thank sunnydayinwis
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Leopold Foundation is a lovely step off the beaten path to reconnect with nature. Not only is it a nature lover's paradise; it is also an educational keystone for understanding how we can conserve and protect nature as we develop. Learning about Leopold's Land...More

1  Thank StarWarsMama
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

After reading about Aldo Leopold's Shack and Farm in these reviews and on the website I knew we wanted a guided tour so we could go in the Shack. I was happy to get reservations for the one tour that is done on Sat afternoons....More

1  Thank Grmabear
Reviewed 27 June 2016

A visit to the Foundation and the Farm is a great experience for those interested in the history of the environmental movement.

1  Thank Gene K
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I wanted to see the building as featured in Net Zero homes. there were very friendly staff, information about Leopold, a beautiful building and nice grounds.

Thank Sarah E
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Lacey C
12 June 2017|
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Response from TheLeopoldCenter | Property representative |
Yes! We are open 9-5 Monday - Friday and 10-4 on Saturday from April-October. Our winter hours are 10-4 Monday - Friday from November- March. Hope you are able to come and visit!
29 March 2016|
Response from LeopoldFoundation | Property representative |
Great question! The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center was designed by The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc. of Milwaukee, WI.