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International Crane Foundation

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Address: E-11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-0447
Phone Number: 16083569462
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Majestic birds on display

See cranes from around the world. A guided tour is highly recommended and added significant value and education to our visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brandon, Florida
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Brandon, Florida
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

See cranes from around the world. A guided tour is highly recommended and added significant value and education to our visit.

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

We have visited this marvelous place two times and will be back again late this summer to see all of the amazing cranes again.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was such an interesting place to visit! Walking paths all over to see the cranes. Take one of the tours that is included with admission for lots of great information about the birds. Great gift shop. Staff was friendly and seemed genuinely happy to have us stop by.

Thank TR667
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All 15 species of cranes are there. Try to time your visit for a tour itss it is worth the time and does not cost more. There is an admission fee, $10 per person. Plan your day to walk the walking paths. In July the wild flowers were prolific and diverse. It is a max of ten minutes off of... More 

Thank epazota
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible work by the Crane foundation trying to save these endangered creatures. They are so beautiful and graceful it would be a shame to lose them. The grounds have a nice hiking area also for a long peaceful.

Thank marissahauser
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could sit and just watch the cranes and do nothing else. They are so majestic and graceful. The grounds are a peaceful place, I think that is because everyone is in awe of these great birds and the first class way this whole sanctuary is presented. If you come here and don't take the tour, you will miss a... More 

Thank JimAllen29
Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing the grey-crowned crane in Kenya, I wanted to see more cranes up close. Their refuge does not disappoint. The first crane we saw was the gray-crowned crane. They come right up to you so you get a good look at each one. The organization works all around the world to save cranes from extinction. We stopped here on... More 

Thank hdepaq
Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving through Wisconsin we had been told that this was a very nice place to visit. Such a great place and they are doing wonderful work to save the cranes by their breeding programs. Beautiful birds to see. We missed the tour and would like to have taken it but we did our own walk through and enjoyed seeing the... More 

Thank Jan L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened across this sanctuary from a brochure in a Madison hotel. I didn't see it while searching Trip Advisor for the Dell's! Beautiful country surrounding the sanctuary. Wildflower trails around the crane pens. Informative guide. Lots of up close encounters with the gorgeous cranes. A terrific resource. Well worth a stop.

Thank Lynn B
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any interest in nature, conservation, and the environment, then the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI is a "must see". I recommend one of their guided tours if you have time. Not only do you get to see all of world's Crane species, but you also learn about the efforts around the world to help in preserving... More 

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