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Address: E13701 Levee Road, Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone Number: 608-355-0279
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The Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm is a National Historic Landmark. The Aldo...

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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Sarah E
Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It is hard to grasp the monumental importance of the Leopold family's "shack" near the Wisconsin River with a single visit, but there is no better place to start. Like Aldo Leopold's writing, each time I revisit it, I find something new. It is a source of inspiration. The shack itself very easily could have disappeared completely had Aldo Leopold... More 

1 Thank Atworth
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you have any kind of environmentalist, conservationist, wildlife, etc., leanings you must visit Aldo Leopold's shack at the reserve. A shrine in the best sense of the word. Do not miss this place if in the area. Children are welcome.

1 Thank Greg K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have been thinking a lot about Leopold's comment about the garden and wood. As a high school teacher, sometimes I encounter students who haven't noticed or who appreciate what they have. If you have to grow your own food, and chop your own heat, you better appreciate the things you have. I try to give my students food for... More 

1 Thank Lynn020
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For someone who has never heard of Aldo Leopold, it probably wouldn't mean much, but we found it fascinating. We were part of a tour from a conference, so we heard a presentation on how the "green" buildings function. This was interesting, but I really enjoyed the history display in the main building, and the videos. The gift shop also... More 

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Winnetka, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you're a nature lover you must visit this place. Everyone should know about Aldo Leopold by going through the Center and visiting the Shack. The walks around the property are worth your time as well

Thank JB7274
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Really enjoyed the history, stories and tribute to Aldo Leopold's life and work. I drove up from Madison with good friends, and happened to arrive at The Shack while a group of graduate students were getting a tour and rare look into the interior of the cabin space. The walk to the WI River was lovely, and the visit to... More 

1 Thank EileenCascadia
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Legacy Center and a visit to the Shack are a tribute to the greatness of the man that they honor. Everyone should visit this place to be inspired and to learn about a fundamental contributor to what has made the American conservation movement an international example to follow. This place makes you proud to be an American.

3 Thank SelwaySteward
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Although we did not get to go inside the cabin, it was wonderful to see the land, the river and enjoy the woods that Leopold enjoyed so much. His contributions to conservation causes cannot be underestimated and his writings are amazing. Thank you for maintaining this important historical structure!

3 Thank Linda3750
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A great way to spend a few hours of the day! I went through the training for the Leopold Education Project about ten years ago and since then have wanted to visit the foundation and (especially) the shack. This was a wonderful experience and provided a deeper understanding of Leopold's life. In addition to the short hike to the shack... More 

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