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International Crane Foundation

E-11376 Shady Lane Rd. P.O. Box 447, Baraboo, WI 53913-0447
608-356-9462
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Baraboo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Group tours/walking tour
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WI
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had a great tour guide that took us through the grounds and explalined the different species of cranes and told us about their habitats, etc. This is the only place that you can actually see all 15 varieties of cranes in one place. There are some beautiful cranes here to watch in natural settings.

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Lombard, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We took our Grandsons here and they both had a good time. it is a very relaxing place. The Cranes are Beautiful I never knew there where so many different species.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The ICF has birds representing all of the species of cranes found in the world. They do an outstanding job of breeding endangered species and releasing them into the wild. In addition to the beautiful viewing facilities, there are nature trials to hike. The area is a restored prairie so there is something for plant lovers to enjoy. A small... More

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Hollister, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a wonderful place to stop for a short time to learn about these beautiful birds. With special emphasis on the Whooping Crane (with only about 15 - 20 during the 1940's) , you are able to see the various species in one place. While not generally happy to see animals in enclosures, it is wonderful to see all of... More

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washington,dc
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a wonderful place! Recommended to us by the manager at our campground, we would never have found this otherwise, and we are so happy we did. The cranes are so magnificent to see, the guide was knowledgeable and answered all our questions, and the history and purpose of the foundation is heartwarming. We forget about all the habitats that... More

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were coming back from a trip to the Dells, and I needed a dose of nature before returning home. This sanctuary was fantastic!!!!!! I highly recommend visiting the International Crane Foundation. The exhibits were beautiful- seeing many different types of cranes, many who are nearly extinct from Africa and Asia, was awesome. I thought it would be more zoo-like-... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Located near the touristy Wisconsin Dells this is a hidden gem. This is the only place in the world where one can see all 15 species of cranes in one location. This is not a zoo but instead a research facility that studies and implements crane resources. Well worth the time to learn about these birds. Don't miss the opportunity.

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indianapolis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love birds and nature in general. Nice set up to view the birds and lots of educational information to help you learn more about how thd birds live in their home habitats.

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Coal City, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I know that everybody goes to the Dells for the water parks, but this is a nice down time place. The staff were excellent. They were helpful and resourceful. The birds are well cared for and do not act like they live in a zoo. A truly nice place to spend an afternoon.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The ICF is a good introduction to these wonderful birds. They have numerous different species from all over the world. Also the visitor center has many interesting exhibits.

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