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

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A little bit of heaven near Baraboo

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Rachael M
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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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
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 

Williamsburg, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Well-run, clean facility. Green features, like the recycled glass paving and native plantings were most impressive. The enclosures were large and the birds looked well-cared for. We went on the guided tour. It starts with a 15 minute film; then you go outside to see the cranes. Our tour lasted nearly 2 hours. I advise carrying a bottle of water... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our guide, Elaine, was just so amazing -- a wealth of information on the 15 different types of cranes. Grounds with all the native plants and flowers in bloom was beautiful. They even provide motorized handicap scouters -- free of charge. Fee is $8.00 for adults and well worth the 2 hour guided tour around the facility. Video about 15... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The IFC not only gives visitors a chance to see some of the worlds most endangered birds but also the opportunity to assist in wonderful preservation work. Often referred to as "global citizens," these amazing birds range freely over five continents. Because of habitat loss and destruction many species have become more restricted in their natural ranges. This has created... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

15 different kinds of cranes that are all beautiful and neat. Very territorial so they come right up to you. It went quick because my son was freaking out about bugs which there really werent any but you could take your time and do some trails there too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is truly great a place to visit. They have cranes from all over the world. When you first come in they explain to you how it got started. The have three scenic hiking trails to walk on as well. There is plenty of space before you go in to have a picnic.

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Additional Information about International Crane Foundation

Address: E-11376 Shady Lane Rd, 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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