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Aldo Leopold Foundation, Baraboo
(4.7/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
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  • 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 wor...  more »
  • 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 at...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • This is a great place to visit if you have an appreciation for nature, conservation, and native prairie restoration. You can walk the trails of the property of Aldo Leopold and visit his old shack where his family would stay. On occasion, Aldo's distant relatives are standing by the shack to give insight on the history of the place. The restored prairie area is beautiful and a joy to see if you have an interest in botany. Trails wind through the property and parallel the Wisconsin river. Overall very peaceful and lovely place to visit - a great combination of nature and history.
  • The displays at the Foundation visitor center were especially interesting for their discussion of how Aldo Leopold's views of conservation changed over time. The roles that his family — especially his wife — played in the rehabilitation of this exhausted piece of land and later in the children's own research added a lot to the story. Still, the best part was the visit to the Shack and walking on the land itself — right on the shores of the Wisconsin River. The Foundation is closed on weekends, and road signs are few, so use GPS to get there. Parking at the Shack is $7, but everything else is free.
  • Educational family place.
  • If you are interested in conservation, and especially, in the history of conservation, this place is a must. The main building uses some of the most advanced green planning and structure in the US. The main attraction, however, is The Shack, the chicken coop that Aldo Leopold and his family turned out to be their weekends, holidays, and vacations headquarters, and where he took many of his restoration and conservation ideas. It's a very simple place but that's why it has so a huge meaning given the importance of Aldo Leopold to the development of The Land Ethics and so many influential essays.
  • The building is one of the 'greenest' in the country. A huge amount of thought has gone into the planning of the site. This organization does important work.