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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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Historic, educational, nature

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
sunnydayinwis
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Portage, Wisconsin

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Portage, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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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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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

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