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.
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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 (10) 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.

Recognized as a National Historic Landmark for its exceptional historic value to the nation as a whole, the Leopold Shack and Farm was the chief inspiration for Aldo Leopold’s most famous work, A Sand County Almanac. It continues to be a living classroom for exploring ecological relationships and conservation history. Take a guided tour and hear stories about the pioneering restoration work, see the inside of the Shack, and stroll through restored prairie and woods along the Wisconsin River. In the fall, witness the wildlife phenomenon of sandhill cranes pre-migration staging. Gathering by the thousands along the river near the Shack, it is a sight to behold!

The Leopold Visitor Center is the quintessential “green” building welcoming guests and extolling the heritage of Leopold. Self-guided tours of the building and exhibits are available daily in addition to the guided and self-guided Shack and Farm tours. The Aldo Leopold Foundation also offers a number of programs including land care classes and more. Visit the website for more details.

  • Features
    • Disabled Access
    • Pets Welcome/Inquire
  • Tour Type
    • Excursions & Tours
    • Walking Tours

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Travel Green Wisconsin Certified

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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