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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Birdwatching

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Educational , fun and beautiful.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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crystal lake IL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Lemont, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There are only 15 species of cranes in the world and this is the only place that you can see them all. Their main focus os preserving thiese species.

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Lake Delton, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My Grandchildren 4 and 7 picked the foundation from tourist brochures after eating one day. They wanted to go. I was surprised for them to want to go. It was very nice and beautifully set in the cranes natural habitat. They have beautiful ponds with seating along the water. Being able to see the cranes eating and drinking hold the... More 

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Brazil, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We found this attraction to be very interesting. A large array of cranes. Well worth our time to tour.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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125 reviews 125 reviews
41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I've been an avid birder since I was 11. I had heard about this place and always wanted to go there. Last May I got the chance. This is a very nice attraction. The cranes are fantastic. To get to see so many exotic birds in one spot is a joy to anyone who is into birding and the grandeur... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I was very impressed that the International Crane Foundation has all 15 varieties of cranes that are left in the world. The displays are very nicely done, and all the cranes were out when we visited. The Siberian cranes were very noisy, a little surprised how they sound. Highly recommend coming to visit when you are in the Wisconsin Dells... More 

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