Visit us, and discover the landscape that inspired Aldo Leopold’s most famous work, A Sand County Almanac, as well as your own connections to nature. Start at our visitor’s facility, the Leopold Center, located near to where Leopold died fighting a wildfire in 1948. Inside, explore the center’s “green building” features, and exhibits on Leopold’s life and legacy. Or head outside to hike or snowshoe through lovely prairies and woods. Just down the road is the Leopold Shack, a National Historic Landmark. Our lands are also part of the Leopold-Pine Island Important Bird Area, a preserve for rare grassland birds.
Open year-round, our headquarters and visitor’s center are located near Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells, WI.
Take an expert-led tour, arrange a group tour, or explore the Leopold Shack and Leopold Center on your own.
This National Historic Landmark was the Leopold family’s retreat and the site that inspired Leopold’s most famous writings.
Among the United States’ “greenest” buildings, the center is our headquarters, a visitor’s center, and a meeting facility.
Visit the landscape that inspired Leopold, which we care for today following his example and vision.
Witness the spectacle of sandhill cranes gathering by the thousands as they prepare for their southerly migration each fall.