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Address: E-11376 Shady Lane Rd. P.O. Box 447, Baraboo, WI 53913-0447
Phone Number: 608-356-9462
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Group tours/walking tour

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Crane Foundation

Worth a trip to see. Docents put on a great program for all ages, including small children, in the cranes' natural habitat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Worth a trip to see. Docents put on a great program for all ages, including small children, in the cranes' natural habitat.

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Lakefield, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It was amazing to see so many varieties of cranes from all over the world. We also learned of the work being done to preserve crane habitat. We visited during mating season, so the birds were extra active.

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green bay wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was a very interesting and beautiful facility. We tagged along with a school groups guided tour. To get to see all of the world's only 15 species of Cranes was wonderful. Some were laying on eggs, doing their mating dance or just hanging out. Each one looked different and beautiful.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very laid back, relaxing atmosphere in which to stroll among the cranes - all pairs from all over the world. The whooping cranes, of course are the stars. It is amazing that you can visit them without bars or wire in between you and them - making your viewing of them more intimate. Be sure and watch the 20 minute... More 

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wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We visited in mid-April and had a great and interesting experience. The crane observation areas are not huge, but you get a perfect chance to see every specific of crane in the world here. Fabulous birds, and we are now huge fans. They do offer guided tours but we sell-guided and it was still informative with the signage at each... More 

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crystal lake IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Crane Foundation has done a remarkable job . The site is lovely with prairie flowers and a meandering path that takes you by the differing habitats for the cranes of the world . Try to time your visit to take advantage of one of the tours. Informative and you will learn plenty. Lovely gift shop and helpful staff.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This a wonderful place tucked in the Baraboo hills. Learn about cranes and their habitats. The annual membership has additional local interests. Hiking also permitted on designated trails. You will love the educational aspects of the foundation and enjoy the natural settings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Really cool. The cranes are amazing. And it an adventure in itself. The staff is wonderful. I would highly reccomend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was interesting to see all the cranes of the world in one place. They are housed in a very natural looking setting.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Took my parents here when they were over for a visit. This place offers a close up view of some pretty spectacular cranes. Trails are well paved and there is a motorized cart (Rascal) for those who cannot walk far. Reasonably priced and decent gift store on site as well. Tour on your own or take a guided tour. The... More 

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