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International Crane Foundation

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E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
+1 608-356-9462
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Your soul will soar when visiting and helping these incredible birds.

Many years ago, it was only by chance that we discovered The International Crane Foundation in... read more

Reviewed today
Victoria W
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Northbrook, Illinois
Great array of cranes

They have dozens of cranes and lots of information about this. From all over the world. Huge... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
mindcandy4us
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Arlington, Virginia
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful birds” (26 reviews)
“guided tour” (26 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
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+1 608-356-9462
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"beautiful birds"
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"guided tour"
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"endangered species"
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"gift shop"
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"bird lovers"
in 6 reviews
"minute film"
in 4 reviews
"became members"
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"research facility"
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"family membership"
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"natural setting"
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"two hours"
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"conservation efforts"
in 4 reviews
"walking trails"
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"walk around"
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"wisconsin dells"
in 14 reviews
"great place to visit"
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Reviewed today

Many years ago, it was only by chance that we discovered The International Crane Foundation in Wisconsin. That was a lucky day. So ofter, when one donates to support endangered species, you are not able to see them up close and become viscerally connected. This...More

Thank Victoria W
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

They have dozens of cranes and lots of information about this. From all over the world. Huge cranes, beautiful cranes, very peaceful. Nice gift shop. Nice sculptures throughout the area.

Thank mindcandy4us
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Not really my thing. I find it boring, but these kinds of exhibits are not what I enjoy. It's the kind of place you visit when your nature loving friends are in town. They do enjoy it. So I'll probably visit again some day when...More

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I have lived in the area of the Crane Foundation for over 20 years and just visited it this year on a field trip for my daughter's 7th grade class. Absolutely beautiful. I will be visiting it again this year, with all day to just...More

Thank Lori N
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Who would have thought that you would find a nature preserve / hiking location near the Wisconsin Dells? This is a wonderful distraction from the noise and chaos of the Dells. We spent the better part of 3 hours here more than one summer when...More

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We were visiting the area and looking for an outdoor activity. This was the place! On a cold and windy day we loved looking at the cranes. This foundation is very educational and wonderful to see. I wouldn't recommend bringing young children here. You are...More

Thank Sandy D
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The cranes displays are very easy to wander through with lots of interesting conservation information to browse. The whooping crane display includes plenty of seats and is so large and nicely landscaped that after watching the cranes for awhile you might almost forget that they...More

Thank Bruce F
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

They state that all the world's crane species are represented at the ICF. That is 15 beautiful birds. The place is in the country so it is peaceful. The OFF is laid out very nice. Great walking paths and you can get close to the...More

Thank therealcyclops
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We got to see some great Cranes and hear some very eerie noises they make. They strutted around for our enjoyment really putting on a show. They do great work here shipping these birds all over the world.

Thank geren5
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had a group of 40 seniors from the West Coast, and while it was not for all, the majority loved the chance to learn about the Cranes and the good work going on world wide. There is a good amount of walking required for...More

Thank Ed W
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Elaine S
5 April 2017|
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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
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abushlady
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
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