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International Crane Foundation

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Address: E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
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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if you like nature, beautiful natural habitat, are a biology or naturalist type of person, a must see!

I guess my title says it all... it is fairly easy to find, very close to the Baraboo/ Wi. Dells/ Lake Delton area. The staff and tour guide, who is the lead naturalist there, led... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I guess my title says it all... it is fairly easy to find, very close to the Baraboo/ Wi. Dells/ Lake Delton area. The staff and tour guide, who is the lead naturalist there, led the tour. The wealth of knowledge and information she shared with us was PHENOMENAL!!! I highly recommend this visit for any of you in my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip. We chose to take the self-guided tour and enjoyed the beauty in a quiet setting.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We traveled to Barabo especially to visit this place recommended by friends and we were certainly not disappointed! The afternoon tour was led by a very knowledgeable young man ( I think his name was Ben) who had our group of children through seniors fascinated for almost two hours. All of the staff were cordial and professional and accommodating to... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is so amazing that you can see every species of cranes in the entire world in central Wisconsin. It is open to the public April 15 - Oct 31 and I encourage everyone that can visit to do so. Tickets are very reasonable - under $10 for an adult admission. Guided tours are very worthwhile. If you take the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Baraboo Wisconsin, just off Interstate 94 and the Dells area, is home to a real jewel, the nonprofit International Crane Foundation. They have residents there represently every crane in the world. The grounds are great for hiking on the Savannah, and bring your binoculars for the forest birds. Especially good in fall and spring. They do close down at the... More 

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's so womderful to be able to see all of these beautiful birds in one location. Take a guided tour if at all possible. The day we went was our guide, Mary's very first tour! She was nervous but did a great job and had lots of interesting information to share. She was able to answer all of our questions.... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall the place was better than we had anticipated. The 15 different cranes were interesting, with the highlight being the whooping crane exhibit. Would recommend as a low key activity for an hour or two tops.

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Clinton Corners, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit for many reasons. First and foremost, it is helping save and preserve some of the most beautiful creatures on earth. Your visit and donations and even gift store purchases all help this foundation's mission of raising awareness and saving these wonderful birds. The tour is worth the time, you get a great deal of information... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so happy to spend our last morning in Wisconsin with these beautiful birds. The tour is fascinating. Nowhere else can can you see all 15 species of cranes in the world, paired up and living in lovely, natural environments. Join the foundation for a mere 25.00. You will get admission for two, a 10% discount on the excellent... More 

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Madison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The International Crane Foundation is the ONLY place you can see all 15 species of cranes found in the world. The staff are dedicated to ensuring the species continuation of all 15 crane species.They work in at least 5 continents helping develop alternative crops for subsistence farmers, help preserve wetlands, and habitat for cranes. The severally endangered Whooping Crane is... More 

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