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International Crane Foundation

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608-356-9462
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E11376 Shady Lane Road
Baraboo, WI 53913
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Hours

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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  • Charli Mills posted 1 month ago
    "This incredible crane sanctuary began with the intent to save the whooping cranes. Now the sanctuary remains the only place in the world to home all 15 cranes. Each species has a survival plan and the sanctuary works with other centers to help these birds continue and thrive. Some of the whooping cranes are even released into the wild. Membership is highly recommended. Not only do you get access to other facilities across the nation, you get to support the preservation of the cranes. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The facility is accessible and even provides a few handicap chairs, cold drinking water, and places to sit and observe. They are also walking loops for the avid birder to enjoy reclaimed prairie and woodlands."
  • Christine Brettingen posted 8 days ago
    "The first time I was yelled at and enjoyed it (two of the cranes were quite vocal with us!) Thoroughly enjoyable experience. The staff was exceptionally friendly, so much so that we decided to become members of the flock! We will be back(for free!) and plan on bringing others!"
  • Margot Flynn posted 14 days ago
    "Wonderful place to see all the crane species in the world,the only place actually. Nice grounds and walking trails. Go and support them."
  • Nicole Peters posted 1 month ago
    "This was a quick side trip. Very neat to see all the cranes. Great photo opportunities were available. Really enjoyed the trip and will go back again."
  • Paula Blackford posted 2 days ago
    "Not much to see. Rather disappointing experience. Especially that their sidewalks are made out of GLASS yes glass. Me and my girls were constantly picking out little glass chips out of our sandals."