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Address: E13701 Levee Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9727
Phone Number: 16083550279
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Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Amazing Building !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Spring Valley, Wisconsin
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Spring Valley, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 and the buildings amazing. YOu will definitely want to sit through the video tours in... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 about Leopold, and that's free. If you want to visit the "shack," it costs a... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 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 get back to school this fall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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 Ethic is vital for anyone who is interested in developing or deepening their love of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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. There were ten of us in the group and Kent was an excellent guide. His... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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

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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.

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Wisconsin
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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 

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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.

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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 

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