We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

International Crane Foundation

Address: E-11376 Shady Lane Rd. P.O. Box 447, Baraboo, WI 53913-0447
Phone Number: 608-356-9462
Improve this listing
95%
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Baraboo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Group tours/walking tour
Attraction details
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hotels near International Crane Foundation

Write a Review

146 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    107
    31
    4
    2
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This a wonderful place tucked in the Baraboo hills. Learn about cranes and their habitats. The annual membership has additional local interests. Hiking also permitted on designated trails. You will love the educational aspects of the foundation and enjoy the natural settings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Really cool. The cranes are amazing. And it an adventure in itself. The staff is wonderful. I would highly reccomend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was interesting to see all the cranes of the world in one place. They are housed in a very natural looking setting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Took my parents here when they were over for a visit. This place offers a close up view of some pretty spectacular cranes. Trails are well paved and there is a motorized cart (Rascal) for those who cannot walk far. Reasonably priced and decent gift store on site as well. Tour on your own or take a guided tour. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lemont, Illinois
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Delton, Wisconsin
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brazil, Indiana
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
40 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
46 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed International Crane Foundation also viewed

 

Been to International Crane Foundation? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from International Crane Foundation staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?