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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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Great change of pace to the water parks

Who would have thought that you would find a nature preserve / hiking location near the Wisconsin... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason M
Iowa, United States
Wonderful birds!

We were visiting the area and looking for an outdoor activity. This was the place! On a cold and... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Sandy D
Holland, Michigan
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful birds” (26 reviews)
“guided tour” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 17 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
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
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
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Did you know there are 15 different kinds of cranes? You get to see and learn about each of them here. The park is clean, natural, fascinating, and easy to navigate. The foundation is working world wide to establish a better relationship between man and...More

Thank RunningEagle2013
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We made a side trip to Baraboo on our vacation and heard about the International Crane Foundation and we are very glad we didn't miss it. We were unaware that this international organization existed and was located in the middle of Wisconsin. They have every...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The place is quiet and clean, lots of room for the big birds. Very few people and kids around to make noise, so the birds were pretty active. The only poor thing is the gift shop and their clip joint prices, $8.99 for a fridge...More

Thank jaspermunch
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The International Crane Foundation leads the worldwide effort to save these amazing birds. There zoo keeps and breeds every crane species and displays them in a natural surrounding as possible. The banners next to each animal display with nature poetry were wonderful and surprising. The...More

Thank Peter S
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Elaine S
6 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
7 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