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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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Lemont, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I was so excited to learn about this place while doing research for our trip. I have followed the effort to bring back the Whooping Crane for years and have always been so supportive of their work. But to actually be at the place where it all began was inspiring. This is a treasure. We were able to see all... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Beautiful setting of created wetlands. The impact of the whole ecosystem is very carefully explained. These birds are so regal- a joy to just sit and watch.

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WI
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
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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