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Aldo Leopold Nature Center

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Address: 330 Femrite Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-3716
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+1 608-221-0404

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A community gem

This is a true gem for the greater Madison community. They do charge a fee for the inside exhibits but if you have 1-2 hours, they are worth your time and money. I recommend the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cynthia R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a true gem for the greater Madison community. They do charge a fee for the inside exhibits but if you have 1-2 hours, they are worth your time and money. I recommend the inside exhibits for kids 7 and older. The exhibits concentrate on global climate change and truly are geared toward older children. If you are going... More 

Thank Cynthia R
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7 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a wonderful spot to step out of the busy city and take a quiet stroll to enjoy nature. Aldo Leopold is a true treasure.

Thank Joann S
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We toured the facility and listened to the videos regarding the solar system and especially the earth. Walked around the marsh and observed the enjoyed the nature trails.

Thank beardperson
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Best part of my Trip! Came for the 45th Annual NAAEE Conference, but the Center was the best part. Glad I paid the extra fee. The Shack is everything I had thought it would be. The view of the Wisconsin River was Awesome. Best time of the year. The leaves were perfect.

Thank dcurlee
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117 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We came here for several years with our grandchildren for their educational program for pre-schoolers. The classes were so much fun, and wonderfully educational at the same time. The center is great, lots of wonderful exhibits as other reviewers have noted. The grounds are beautiful, but for me the best part of the center are the staff.

Thank Press-on-regardless
Detroit, Michigan
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a nice Nature Center near Madison. Only 20 acres but has well maintained trails and abundant wildlife.

Thank Denise M
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

ALNC, as they call themselves, has excellent nature programs for kids. Kids take field trips there during the school year and they run excellent run outside with the wind in your hair camps that teach ecology and nature facts.

Thank Comelona10
Madison, Wisconsin
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I came here as part of a Master Naturalist program, but other visitors included Girl Scouts and families. Lots of interactive and fun exhibits plus a beautiful facility. We experienced an amazing hi-tech program, showing a very large lit globe, that demonstrated projected worldwide results of climate change. Our group was impressed. Unfortunately we didn't have time to walk the... More 

Thank Mary A
Madison, WI
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112 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Have been to several Charity events here. What a great building. Perfect for any age, something for everyone!

Thank holeinone44
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I've lived in Madison for several years and have not gone to this center. It's awesome! I think I enjoyed it more than my kids. Really easy access for kids and usually not busy. Trails were sloppy the day we went so wear rubber boots!

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