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International Crane Foundation

#2 of 45 things to do in Baraboo Features Animals
E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
+1 608-356-9462
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Not just for bird lovers

An entire place devoted to cranes may not sound fascinating, but this place turned out to be a true... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
brian f
elk grove village
Wonderful Exhibit of the Worlds Crames

I came to the Crane Foundation with a photography group from The Camera Company Madison WI. I spent... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Belleville, Wisconsin
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The International Crane Foundation is the only place on Earth where you can see all 15 of the world's crane species! Located in Baraboo amid the farmlands of southern Wisconsin, the International Crane Foundation's headquarters are just ten minutes from the Wisconsin Dells and surrounding Baraboo Hills. Visitors to our site can enjoy a guided tour of the world's cranes, take a hike on our nature trails, and browse nature themed items from around the world in our gift shop.
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E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
+1 608-356-9462
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An entire place devoted to cranes may not sound fascinating, but this place turned out to be a true gem. The whooping cranes in particular are a must-see, as they are in their natural habitat, with no netting or fences. It was a very peaceful...More

Thank brian f
Reviewed 4 days ago

I came to the Crane Foundation with a photography group from The Camera Company Madison WI. I spent the day photographing cranes and trying out new camera lenses. My wife came with me and took the tour and enjoyed the her day so much that...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our way to a week long camping vacation in northern woods, we frequently veer off course to partake in regional stops. However, of the four of us, only my wife wanted to make this stop. We're glad we listened! This is great place to...More

Thank James W C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a walking tour but is so worth the time. Beautiful big birds in gorgeous prairie grasses and wild flowers. Lots of information about these very important animals. Bring the kids and gaze upon beautiful creatures and learn about them and their habitat. So...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with my parents and our children 6 and 9. The adults found it fascinating and educational. They are doing impressive work. My 6 and 9 year old were a bit bored by the end - but the tour was around 2 hours long...More

Thank kellene o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful visit. So wonderful that at the end my wife wanted to pay more because we used the $5 off coupon from the hotel coupon booklet. However, two things were working in our favor. It was a beautiful blue...More

Thank the72fish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you are in the Madison or Wisconsin Dells area or just passing through south central Wisconsin, the International Crane Foundation is a delight to anyone who loves animals or nature. Situated just north of Baraboo and about an hour from Madison, the International Crane...More

Thank Jeffrey K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The story behind this Center is truly amazing! You can see all the world's cranes here! We especially loved seeing them fishing in such natural habitats. The whooping cranes blew us away. We sat for an hour taking pictures and watching this beautiful pair. It's...More

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you're interested in wildlife or conservation, or even if you're not, take an ICF tour. The tour began with a brief introductory tour after which you go forth to visit and learn about the cranes. Our guide was quite knowledgeable about crane behavior, patiently...More

Thank Bugzie913
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This conservation focused facility, was interesting and fun for our family. There are live cranes to see, prairie restorations, photo opps, exhibits and walking trails. A nice gift shop and interpretative center.

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Elaine S
5 April 2017|
Response from SavingCranes | Property representative |
Hi Elaine S. Thank you for your question. We are not open this Friday, April 7, but will be open next week on Saturday, April 15 through October 31. Our daily hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We hope that you will still... More
6 April 2015|
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Response from SavingCranes | Property representative |
Thanks so much for visiting us...and for becoming a member! You are correct that your membership fee is of great values. We apply it directly to our work to save cranes worldwide - whether the captive ones you see on display... More