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International Crane Foundation

#2 of 41 things to do in Baraboo Features Animals
E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
+1 608-356-9462
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A hidden gem in South Central Wisconsin

Whether you are in the Madison or Wisconsin Dells area or just passing through south central... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jeffrey K
Madison, Wisconsin
What a wonderful gift to the world!

The story behind this Center is truly amazing! You can see all the world's cranes here! We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lacey C
Granbury, Texas
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
+1 608-356-9462
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank AmyMontevideo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A surprise since we found by accident. We have sand hill cranes at home but so great to see the other varieties. Worth the visit although the temperature was 94 degrees which eliminated the nature trails.

Thank deadlegsone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my third visit after long time in this place and I love how beautifully the place grow and well organized. The nature scene is beautiful. We arrived around 1pm. A great weather day ( around 70f) No so many cranes to watch. Many...More

Thank Nati I
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It took a while for us to find this gem, but well worth the effort. This research facility has examples of all 15 crane species in the world. Their work has brought whooping cranes back from extinction, they provide birds for research around the world....More

Thank Donna Z
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the International Crane Foundation with friends and enjoyed seeing all the members of the crane family from around the world, including the rare and threatened ones. The walking paths are gentle and the displays are very informative. There is a nice visitors/welcome center...More

1  Thank Tim T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a lovely, almost two hours, drive from Milwaukee, this was a wonderful, outdoor experience. Lots of options. One can just do the crane pathways or wander off for longer trail walks in the area. Fifteen different cranes there to see including our favorite, the...More

Thank sinza2017
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The only place in the world with all 15 species of Cranes! We loved our 2 hour plus visit. This environmentally friendly place helps reintroduce endangered species back into the wild all around the globe.

Thank kathie a
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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