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International Crane Foundation


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E11376 Shady Lane Road
Baraboo, WI 53913
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04/01 - 10/31

Amidst prairie grasses and wildflowers, discover the ancient and endangered family of cranes in this 240 acre park, which features zoological exhibits and interpretive nature trails. Delight in the astonishing diversity of the world's 15 crane species. Tour with an expert guide and learn about crane biology and the challenges to their world-wide conservation. The ICF is open daily 9:00am - 5:00pm, April 15 - October 31. Guided 2-hour tours are available on weekends in April, May, September, and October. Memorial Day through Labor Day guided tours are available at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm. Self-guided tours are available April through October.



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  • Nick Wilkes posted 2 months ago
    "The ICF does what it does really well. Birders and natural history lovers will enjoy the excellent facilities, interpretation and information on cranes' plight and the international community's fight to protect these unique, graceful birds. Families may not find a lot of bang for their buck here, as cranes aren't too entertaining and there's not much kid-oriented activity. There are beautiful trails and grounds, however, so kids have lots of room to run around and get some exercise. Pretty amazing that one person started this world-class facility on some family farm land!"
  • cher reynolds posted 2 months ago
    "They have the 15 species of cranes available for viewing. Some of them are on the endangered species list, which is really sad. The cranes seemed to be well cared for and in clean environments. There are free electric scooters available for the disabled, which really helps. It was a great place to visit."
  • Giovanni Mora posted 2 months ago
    "Awesome and peaceful place. If there's a place in the world you can call magical would look like this one. The staff is always happy to help and very kind. The smell on summer is marvelous. "
  • Lori Kirpes posted 1 month ago
    "15 species of cranes from all over the world. Amazing, great exhibits, informative movie, unique gift shop. Definitely a must see stop!"
  • Sally Knoll posted 4 months ago
    "Beautiful and peaceful area. It was raining and we came with a disabled guest-they had a motorized scooter for her and umbrellas for all of us! It was an awesome experience seeing 13 of the 15 crane species they have. We went with two teenagers and they both enjoyed it. "