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Address: 330 Femrite Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-3716
Phone Number: (608) 221-0404

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Peaceful Spot

This is a nice Nature Center near Madison. Only 20 acres but has well maintained trails and abundant wildlife.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2016
Denise M
Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is a nice Nature Center near Madison. Only 20 acres but has well maintained trails and abundant wildlife.

Thank Denise M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

ALNC, as they call themselves, has excellent nature programs for kids. Kids take field trips there during the school year and they run excellent run outside with the wind in your hair camps that teach ecology and nature facts.

Thank Comelona10
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I came here as part of a Master Naturalist program, but other visitors included Girl Scouts and families. Lots of interactive and fun exhibits plus a beautiful facility. We experienced an amazing hi-tech program, showing a very large lit globe, that demonstrated projected worldwide results of climate change. Our group was impressed. Unfortunately we didn't have time to walk the... More 

Thank Mary A
Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Have been to several Charity events here. What a great building. Perfect for any age, something for everyone!

Thank holeinone44
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I've lived in Madison for several years and have not gone to this center. It's awesome! I think I enjoyed it more than my kids. Really easy access for kids and usually not busy. Trails were sloppy the day we went so wear rubber boots!

1 Thank foodisfun2014
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The Aldo has long been a wonderful place for families to visit and enjoy the outdoors. Now they have added some amazing indoor attractions also, including a 360-degree immersion theater where you can (for example) experience what it would be like to zoom out into the universe. And don't miss Science on a Sphere, a huge rotating globe with a... More 

Thank JLPA
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

A little hidden gem in Monona/Madison. The grounds are wonderful to walk. Great place for kids to explore and learn more about the environment and outdoors. Good indoor exhibits. Very kid friendly.

Thank Teamhoffmann
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Great nature place for the whole family. Fall colors are beautiful. Lots of fun events year round. A real treasure of natural beauty.

Thank Sue K
Homosassa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

A very nice place to get outside and commune with nature. The visitors center has some interesting exhibits. A good place to take young children. Our daughter had her wedding there as it fit her outdoor rustic theme. A good place for a small wedding in good weather. The meeting hall worked well for dancing, drinks and cake. We rented... More 

Thank Greg E
Sheboygan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center is a facility which educated folks about the environment. There is a beautiful building and they sponsor many programs aimed at familys during the year. They also have programs for home school groups and schools.

Thank Carol G

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