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All foundation owned properties, including the Leopold Center and Leopold Shack and Farm, will be reopening to the public onTuesday, July 6th!储备your spot today!

Three tour options for visiting the Leopold Center and Leopold Shack and Farm are offered:

  • 公共导游Leopold Shack and Farm:将于周六下午1点, starting on July 10th through Labor Day weekend.
  • Self-guided tour of the Shack is year-round during ourvisitinghours starting on July 6th.
  • 团体旅游of the Shack and Leopold Center (year-round by请求)

Guided Public Tours of Leopold Shack and Farm

Our most popular tour offering, guided public tours of theLeopold Shack and Farmare offered on Saturdays at 1:00 pm from July through October. Guided tours last approximately two hours and are led by knowledgeable guides.

The land surrounding the Shack was the chief inspiration for Aldo Leopold’s essays inA Sand County Almanacand continues to be a living classroom for exploring ecological relationships and conservation history. Come hear stories about the pioneering restoration work initiated by Leopold and his family, see the inside of the Shack, and stroll through restored prairie and woods along the Wisconsin River.

Guided public tour feesare $15 for adults; $10 for seniors (age 62 and older); and $8 for children (ages 11-17). Tours are free for children 10 years old and younger.


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Self-Guided Tours

Can’t make it when we have a guided tour scheduled? Self-guided tours of the Leopold Shack is available anytime during ourvisiting小时。但是,由于特殊事件或天气情况(例如,冬季大雪覆盖)有时会关闭通往棚屋的通道,因此我们建议提前致电:608.355.0279。

Visitors to the Leopold Center should also feel free to explore our newly-renovatedexhibits and trails.

Self-Guided Shack Tours

自助游Shackare permitted year-round duringvisitinghours, except at times of heavy snow cover in winter. You must check in at the Leopold Center first before heading out on a self-guided tour of the Shack.

Self-guided visitors explore the Shack and surrounding land guided by a brochure that includes a trail map, historic photos of the land, and background information on Aldo Leopold’s history and legacy. The trail loop on the property is approximately one mile in length. A side trail leads to the Wisconsin River through a beautiful floodplain forest, where bald eagles, cranes, and other wildlife are frequently spotted.


Self-guided tour feesare $7 per person. These tours are free children aged 10 and younger.

Group Tours

Are you visiting with a group? You can schedule your own tour of the Shack and Farm or Leopold Center on any dates and times that we’re open to the public.