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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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  • Sally Knoll posted 11 days 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. "
  • David Skeen posted 18 days ago
    "The tour was interesting and the different cranes were wonderful to watch. However, some of the pens are long and narrow, and the cranes sometimes stay at the back preventing a good view. Also, some of the cranes stay in their enclosure and cannot be viewed. The Whooping Crane exhibit had one crane visible but the angle for the viewing area was awkward. The foundation does good work but my sense was they tolerate visitors rather than encourage them. Nice gift shop."
  • A Google User posted 1 month ago
    "Totally disappointed. We were told we had to watch a 15 minute video and then go on a GUIDED tour that lasted 1 1/2 - 2 hours. The website says "You may also explore the site on your own". There were not many cranes, maybe 1-2 in every other cage. Not meant for kids, especially when it's 90° out and the tour moves at a snails pace."
  • Joseph Meyer posted 1 month ago
    "We were able to explore the entire area with or without a guided tour. We took an unguided tour and saw many beautiful birds from all over the world. Did you know baby cranes look like baby ducks?"
  • Jeffrey Kanne posted 1 month ago
    "Delightful for all who come. The birds are majestic, the grounds are peaceful and full of life, and the experience is relaxing. Great for visitors of all ages!"