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International Crane Foundation

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

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Interesting spotlight on cranes

Friendly staff willing to talk to you about experience, good information on displays, nice insights on whooping crane protection efforts. Attractive grounds. Recommended for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
ifitsnotbaroque
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff willing to talk to you about experience, good information on displays, nice insights on whooping crane protection efforts. Attractive grounds. Recommended for anyone, accessible for wheelchairs!

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Madison
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We had heard about this place for years and finally decided to visit. Glad we did. Staff were helpful and friendly. You can see every variety of cranes there. It is laid out well and you do get a good look at all of them. Bring your camera! Unique place to visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My family has been going to the Wisconsin Dells every summer for 30 years. But this was the first year we visited the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, and we had no idea what we'd been missing! This is the only place in the world where you can see every species of crane in one place. It is situated on... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I wanted to take my kids to this activity because I had done this as a school field trip when I was their age. They loved seeing the different cranes and could get up close to them. The best part was that we apparently came on a day with a lot of activities planned. They had a gentleman doing a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

While on vacation in Wisconsin, a docent at the Milwaukee Zoo told us to visit the International Crane Foundation. We thank her for her guidance. The Foundation is home to all 15 types of cranes that can be found around the world and is helping to save the cranes and their habitat. Be sure to take one of the guided... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This conservation reserve is home to all 15 species of crane. In a beautiful rural setting, just 10 minutes' drive from Baraboo, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, admire the abundant wildflowers, and observe these wonderful creatures in a habitat close to their natural one - wetlands. Admission is very reasonable- I became a member and all... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a gem! It is the only place on earth where all 15 species of Cranes can be observed. These beautiful birds are amazing to watch. Our guide was so knowledgeable and interesting.It has something for everyone: kids & grow-ups alike.

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Davis, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Always fun and a good learning experience! This was out 3rd visit. We would highly recommend this and we will be returning on our next visit to the area!

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Glenview, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I loved the whole experience and I am not a birder! These creatures are magnificent and seeing them up close just adds to the excitement! For the $9 admission you get a great 3/4 mile guided tour, which takes about 1 1/2 to complete. We liked it so much we stayed behind after the tour to just admire the birds... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There is an admission to get in but well worth the trip. Unfortunately it was extremely hot and humid the day we went so we didn't spend as much time as we would have. The variety of the cranes and their beauty was breathtaking. The grounds are beautiful with trails for hiking.

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SavingCranes, Director of Marketing & Communications at International Crane Foundation, responded to this review

Hi Mary, We're so glad you could make it over to visit us (and thank you for taking the time to post a review)! You are right that the last few days have been pretty darn muggy. It's a good thing that the cranes don't seem to mind! Hopefully, you can stop by another time and spend even more time... More 

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