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Aldo Leopold Foundation

Opens in 23 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Such an amazing place!

My husband and I visited here on our trip to Baraboo area. The center is very nice (also - it is an... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Ankeny, Iowa
The Place Where the Land Ethic Began

It was wonderful to revisit Aldo Leopold's Shack and to learn more of the details about his family... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Greendale, 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...more
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E13701 Levee Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9727
+1 608-355-0279
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

My husband and I visited here on our trip to Baraboo area. The center is very nice (also - it is an extremely energy efficient building), has nice bathroom facilities, and has an informative exhibit to learn about Aldo Leopold and his family and their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

It was wonderful to revisit Aldo Leopold's Shack and to learn more of the details about his family and their continuing work to advocate for understanding the land and working to restore the balance that offers so many benefits to mankind and to the natural...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

We didn't really know what to expect but were interested to learn of this family's dedication to the land. Unfortunately, with the mosquitoes biting so badly during our visit, we couldn't really explore the surroundings.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MaryCork
Reviewed February 28, 2018

We were in the Baraboo area on the way across the state and just had to visit Leopold's cabin. Our guide was very informative, and getting inside the cabin and hearing the stories brought it to life. The HQ is a great find, with its...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 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!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed March 5, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed October 22, 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!

Date of experience: October 2016
Reviewed September 27, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank D3_Scouter
Reviewed September 7, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank tomnancyNewYork
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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Lacey C
June 12, 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!
March 29, 2016|
Response from LeopoldFoundation | Property representative |
Great question! The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center was designed by The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc. of Milwaukee, WI.