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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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Hollister, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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River Forest, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I were passing through Baraboo and had heard about the International Crane Foundation, so we stopped by. Although we planned to just take a quick look, we were soon engaged in the ICF's wide-ranging, global environmental efforts which go far beyond their excellent work reintroducing Whooping Cranes in the US. We had no idea of the extent... More

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Buffalo Grove, IL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

They had electric scooters available free of charge (there is an admission price, though) which is very nice for those that cannot walk around the trails. We got to see a lot of different crane species. The walk was nice and the area is scenic.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Beautifully laid out site where they are working to increase knowledge about all the species of cranes throughout the world. The visitor center is small but they have a fascinating movie on crane preservation. There are approx. 15 species of cranes that can be viewed throughout this lovely, well laid out site. You can view some cranes without obstruction in... More

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