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International Crane Foundation

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice facility

Spent the afternoon here lovely facility. Day was extremely hot and cranes as well as us were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patricia M
Chicago, Illinois
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If you love nature.

The guides are very knowledgeable about cranes from North and South America, and all over the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan N
Grayslake, Illinois
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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...more
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E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
+1 608-356-9462
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent the afternoon here lovely facility. Day was extremely hot and cranes as well as us were looking for any shade. Did get some nice pictures,and will go back when the renovations are completed.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides are very knowledgeable about cranes from North and South America, and all over the world. The trails are pretty easy to walk but because of the heat, I used one of the go-carts. The birds are beautiful and only fenced in for protection...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lot more fun here than we planned. It was nice to walk around the property and there were lots of birds to look it. We learned a lot of interesting information and had fun doing it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It was great to see and learn about the cranes. There is ample opportunity to view and photograph these beautiful birds. There are nice nature walk trails and a wonderful gift shop. I'm looking forward to going back! Highly recommend...More

Thank Lora R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy birds, particularly cranes, there is no place better. We took our granddaughter here and all of us enjoyed the time walking to see each of the enclosures and exhibits.Great way to spend an afternoon and support the foundation.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took their guided tour. Elly was our tour guide; she very informative and passionate with her work. She told us this is the only place in the world that has all the15 different types of cranes. Most of the settings are beautiful and some...More

Thank Betty C
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place even if all the cranes are not necessarily visible all the time. The self guided tour is interesting and the re-constructions of the habitats are very well done. We were amazed by the migratory practices of a number of the...More

Thank Ducklas
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I took my 10 year old niece here 22 years ago and this week I took my 10 year old great-niece here. It was great to see the many improvements that have been made. They will be closed all of next year to add wetlands...More

Thank Sharla M
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We went because we have a grandson who loves birds, birds of all kinds. We took the advice of others and did the guided tour. Elizabeth was incredible! Not only did she present all her "scripted" info in a smooth and professional way, she answered...More

Thank sara1213
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

When my husband and I visit Wisconsin, we always see a lot of cranes. When we learned about ITF, we both said we wanted to visit. We were glad we did! Our tour guide did a remarkable job explaining backgrounds of each species of cranes...More

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Maureen H
Can you share any insight to a female Sandhill Crane that’s been sitting on a nest for over 2 months now? There’s 2 eggs I can see but they don’t seem to be viable. She’s getting very frail. Her mate is rarely if ever is even around this last few weeks. I haven’t seen nor heard him all week. Some days she’ll take a walk in the afternoon but she’s not getting much food. I put out some corn but the deer snag that overnight. Tried some small potatoes- no go. She’s just sitting on the eggs & sleeping most of the time & is still very protective of the nest. I’m getting real worried she won’t make it. She seems very depressed & the male seems to have bailed on her. This pair has been in this neighborhood for years & successfuly raised 2 chicks last & in some years past (before I was here). Any thoughts? Thanks!
May 18, 2018|
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Response from SavingCranes | Property representative |
Hi Maureen, Thank you for your updates with the Sandhill Crane in your area. We are glad to hear the pair has returned to their normal routine. It is interesting to hear the pair split for a little during the incubation... More
Elaine S
April 5, 2017|
Response from SavingCranes | Property representative |
Hi Elaine S. Thank you for your question. We are not open this Friday, April 7, but will be open next week on Saturday, April 15 through October 31. Our daily hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We hope that you will still... More
April 6, 2015|
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Response from SavingCranes | Property representative |
Thanks so much for visiting us...and for becoming a member! You are correct that your membership fee is of great values. We apply it directly to our work to save cranes worldwide - whether the captive ones you see on display... More