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Aldo Leopold Foundation

E13701 Levee Road, Baraboo, WI 53913
608-355-0279
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Ranked #12 of 17 attractions in Baraboo
Owner description: The Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm is a National Historic Landmark. The Aldo Leopold Foundation manages the site and permits self-guided and guided... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Aldo Leopold, Farther of Wildlife Management. The shack is high on the Bucket List for many wildlife biologists. I have one less item on my list. Very interesting site that provided an insight in Leopold's life. The Foundation's "green" building is well worth visiting also, not only for its green features, but because of the display of many of Aldo... More

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Pomeroy. Iowa USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

A welcome retreat from the carnival atmosphere of Wisconsin Dells just a few miles up the road. I've been a fan of Aldo's for years and this was one of the focal points of a Wisconsin Art Tour we took. If you're looking for a corporate event venue, this would be an excellent choice for that too. Looks like a... More

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Rochester, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

My son had read "The Sand County Almanac" and was familiar with Aldo Leopold's work. We were headed to northern Wisconsin and just happened to stop at a rest area on I-94 20 miles past Baraboo, WI. We saw the plaque hanging outside the rest area building. My son insisted we back track to see the Foundation Center as well... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

There are two reasons why you might go to the Aldo Leopold Foundation site. 1 You are making a pilgrimage to “The Shack.” If you have read “The Sand County Almanac” or some of the other writings of Aldo Leopold you know what I mean. 2 You want to see a state of the art “green” building at its finest.... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

In a nutshell, this is a 'must-see' site and experience for anyone interested in conservation, and learning about all the contributions that Aldo Leopold has made to our national and international land ethic and heritage! You will not be disappointed! Prof. Alan Capelle Upper Iowa University-Madison 4601 Hammersley Rd. Madison, WI 53711 608-278-0350

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