Aldo Leopold Foundation

The Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm is the landscape that inspired Leopold's "A Sand County Almanac" and is now a National Historic Landmark.
Built in 2007, the Leopold Center was the first building to be certified as "carbon neutral" in the United States.
The building serves as headquarters for the Aldo Leopold Foundation, a visitor center, and a meeting facility.
Sunil Gopalan
Each fall, cranes gather by the thousands on the Wisconsin River near Aldo Leopold's Shack as they prepare for migration. Viewing tours scheduled each fall.
View Website Favorite (9) E13701 Levee Road - Baraboo, WI 53913
Information: 608-355-0279

April - October: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. November - April: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.

Opened in 2007, the Leopold Center is the quintessential "green" building extolling the heritage of conservationist Aldo Leopold. Activities include guided tours of the Leopold Shack and Farm, the Leopold Center's "green" design and features, and the sandhill crane pre-migration staging areas (fall season only). Self guided tours of the buildings are also an option. Aldo Leopold Foundation offers a number of programs including Education & Outreach, Land Stewardship, Woodland School Classes, Land Ethics Leader programs, and more. Please visit us online for details.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • State Historic Sign Site
    • Yes
  • Tour Type
    • Excursions & Tours
    • Walking Tours
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History

Nearby Places

Three Kings Christmas Market 11/30/2018 - 12/01/2018 Wisconsin Dells - 8.11 miles away
Yuletide at the Portage 11/23/2018 - 12/08/2018 Portage - 9.05 miles away
Holiday Light Parade 11/23/2018 Portage - 9.2 miles away
Spare Parts Quartet 11/29/2018 Portage - 9.31 miles away
Mid-Continent Railway Santa Express 11/24/2018 - 11/25/2018 North Freedom - 13.57 miles away
Chandler Park Holiday Lights Display 11/23/2018 - 1/05/2019 Pardeeville - 17.38 miles away
Wollersheim Winery - A Vintage Christmas 11/24/2018 Prairie du Sac - 18.46 miles away
CAL Center Presents The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves 12/01/2018 Reedsburg - 19.28 miles away

Travel Green Wisconsin Certified


Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

To be certified through Travel Green Wisconsin, all participants must achieve at least 30 points on the Travel Green Wisconsin Checklist. The more points a business attains, the greener they are in their operations.

Green Innovations

  • Newly constructed Legacy Center meets the highest standards (Platinum certification) of the U.S. Green Building Council
  • Solar, geothermal and wood heat produce more energy than the building consumes, creating a "net-zero" energy budget
  • Ongoing restoration projects rehabilitate the Leopold Memorial Reserve
  • Workshops, programs, and seminars help to educate the public and provide resources to landowners
  • Waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets, and rain gardens help to conserve and manage water use