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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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Birders Delight

This is a real find for bird lovers. The story behind their history and mission is all about passion. And, the cranes are amazing and truly beautiful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a real find for bird lovers. The story behind their history and mission is all about passion. And, the cranes are amazing and truly beautiful!

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Ramsey, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Near the Dells, this is a welcome respite from that chaotic fun. This organization is doing great work to save cranes all around the globe. This is the ONLY place in the world where you can see all 15 types of cranes in one place. Worth a visit for sure,

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Lake Mills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ICF has several cranes from around the world all in one location. There is information on each one. Motorized chairs are available for those not able to walk the short distances between pens. They also have an outstanding gift shop! Very worthwhile the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an awesome place to view all types of cranes, the real treat for us was seeing the baby that had been born shortly before our visit. Their provided habitats are spacious and nice, I'd come here often but it gets expensive when you're local with no season pass offered.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see if you love cranes. all the cranes in the world are represented here close up and in very lovely habitats. Breeding operations are on the premises as are short hiking trails. We went in the middle of the week and almost had the premises to ourselves. The staff was extremely helpful since we lost a wallet in... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place with a lot to offer. We did take the tour which was so worth the time to learn about the different cranes and how they are threatened. They also have hiking trails which are also a nice addition.

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Thank Linda32714
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educational in a rural, peaceful setting. A motorized scooter was available for one adult in my group.

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Thank Sue S
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Crane Foundation not only has examples of every existing crane species, they also are working to breed and release endangered birds. The tour guides really give you information on the work of the foundation, they also introduce you to the birds and tell you about their personalities. It is just fascinating to tour the place; very easy walking; lots... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, educational displays of 16 +/- global species of cranes. Extremely fascinating talks with numerous staff members. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable about and dedicated to the mission of the foundation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to purchase the admission, but not go on the free tour offered. The birds were not only beautiful, but they were friendly! They would walk right up to us and 'show off.' The couples would flutter their wings, dance, make different noises. Ever hear of a crane 'grunting,' or 'clearing it's throat?' Neither had I,... More 

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