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

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Need a break from Wisconsin Dells? Here's a great place to check out

How often do you hear about whooping cranes when it comes to endangered species? I'm willing to guess "hardly at all". I was in the same exact position until I decided to take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

How often do you hear about whooping cranes when it comes to endangered species? I'm willing to guess "hardly at all". I was in the same exact position until I decided to take a little drive away from downtown Wisconsin Dells as I got bored of it. There is a guided and unguided tour that you can choose from (I... More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to spend the day with children and adults alike. Wonderful educational adventure...Cranes from all over the world..very knowledgeable tour guides and a beautiful gift shop!

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped into the International Crane foundation yesterday. There are a limited number of cranes from around the world. We made a mistake by not going on a guided tour.

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

Hi Tillie - We're so glad you were able to stop by! While it's always pleasant to peruse the grounds and visit the cranes on your own, we agree that you might get more out of a visit that includes the tour. We invite you to come back anytime. Our tours are led by highly trained guides three times a... More 

Pine River, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband, teenage son and I visited the Crane foundation. We had seen the sign and always thought about going, but never did. We were so glad we finally went. It was really interesting and educational. We really learned a lot and it was a beautiful walk. I would recommend this for families. Especially if you are interested in animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a wonderful way to learn about all cranes, see them close up, and find out about all the marvelous research this foundation is doing to save the whooping crane. The tour is almost mandatory because of the wealth of information that is given to you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Another magical evening at the International Crane Foundation last night. If you can't make the annual evening event each June for wine and locavore food, you simply must just visit to experience the majestic cranes. The Crane Foundation's world head quarters in Baraboo is the hub of a vibrant organization that is changing the world. Its mission, to save all... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were thrilled to see these beautiful birds in Southern Wisconsin, not far from other local attractions like Devil's Lake, and a short drive (< 1 hour) from Madison, WI. Cranes are "birds of the immortals". They are highly revered in many parts of the world. No words can describe the elegance in their shape and movements. Here in ICF,... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

ICF is a great place to visit. The staff is always friendly and helpful. To be able to view cranes from around the world is priceless. The park-like setting with all the native plants just adds to the experience. When visiting ICF, we stay at Fox Hill Campground which is about a mile south as the crane flies.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Just 5 minutes south of the Wisconsin Dells (Between Wilderness and Ho Chunk) this park is a beautiful place to learn about the cranes of the world. All tickets are under $10 with kids tickets at $5 and a coupon is easily found on-line. Whooping cranes, African cranes and our Common Sandhill Cranes. Great spot to get a few pictures... More 

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Aylmer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The cranes were beautiful. Have to admit we were a little disappointed that there were only 2 of each type. While very happy to see them, I just thought there would be more and I had also hoped that we might see chicks considering the time of year. Our favourites were in the enclosures where you could photograph them without... More 

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Additional Information about International Crane Foundation

Address: Address: E-11376 Shady Lane Rd. P.O. Box 447, Baraboo, WI 53913-0447
Phone Number: 608-356-9462
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Baraboo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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