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International Crane Foundation

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Address: E-11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-0447
Phone Number: 16083569462
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The International Crane Foundation is the only place on Earth where you can...

The International Crane Foundation is the only place on Earth where you can see all 15 of the world's crane species! Located in Baraboo amid the farmlands of southern Wisconsin, the International Crane Foundation's headquarters are just ten minutes from the Wisconsin Dells and surrounding Baraboo Hills. Visitors to our site can enjoy a guided tour of the world's cranes, take a hike on our nature trails, and browse nature themed items from around the world in our gift shop.

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Interesting and well laid out

This is a very nice park. It's makes a nice afternoon trip. I would recommend following a tour guide, they are full of information about the birds and it truly is interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Clinton, Iowa
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very nice park. It's makes a nice afternoon trip. I would recommend following a tour guide, they are full of information about the birds and it truly is interesting. It's also an excellent location for photography (of you're in to nature or birds).

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here on our way home from a wedding in Wisconsin and were so glad we did. It's a lovely, quiet research facility, and home to a representative of every crane species in the world. Visitors are allowed to walk the grounds and visit the exhibits at their own pace. The cranes are absolutely lovely. We... More 

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Wisconsin
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is not a tourist place or attraction, but a research facility that opens its grounds to visitors. It's a great place to learn about cranes and see them up close and the only place on earth where one can see all 15 species of cranes, many of them endangered. ICF works with governments and agencies... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The only place to see all species of cranes. A great learning experience for all ages. Younger kids are facinated and older adults appreciate the work of George Archibald and Ron Sauey

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

While we did find this attraction a bit pricey, we felt that the money was going towards a good cause. We enjoyed walking around the lovely grounds and admiring all the beautiful cranes. Definitely worth a stop in, if you are in the area. My two teens did not think that they would enjoy it but ended up having a... More 

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Frankfort, Michigan
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We came here specifically to see cranes. They had a wonderful establishment to see all the different cranes. There is quite a bit of walking, however, they do provide motorized carts on site. I like the interpretation centers that they had so you could learn about them. There are also an observation center where you can sit. I truly enjoyed... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The international crane foundation is a must see if you're in the Baraboo/Dells area. Such a unique experience.

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Manistee, Michigan
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is our third trip back to this place. The last two times we have introduced friends to the place. They all agree it is a great visit. They have cranes from all over the world. It is educational for visitors and the foundation does great work trying to protect and preserve cranes anywhere in the world. Very friendly staff.... More 

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Henderson, Nv.
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Located in Baraboo Wisconsin, the International Crane Foundation is open 9 to 5 from April 15 to October 31. The friendly people at the visitor center are a source of information about the Cranes and the surrounding area. Trails lead to various Crane exhibits. Some exhibits feature natural settings with small lakes where the Cranes search for natural food wading... More 

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SavingCranes, Public Relations Manager at International Crane Foundation, responded to this review

So glad you could stop by to visit us (and the cranes)! Hopefully you had a chance to take the guided tour, which people always love. If you got any great shots (and we're betting you did!), we'd love to see them. Post them to Trip Advisor, Facebook, or Twitter. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Hereford, AZ
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is a must if you like outdoor activities. They have many cranes of different types and offer guided tours. You are also welcome to just explore on your own. Each crane enclosure has signage informing you of the cranes in that area. Great pictures can be taken if you use a little ingenuity. They also... More 

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