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International Crane Foundation

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E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
+1 608-356-9462
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Must see

We loved this place. It's the only place in the world you can see every species of crane in one... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Indiana, United States
via mobile
Beautiful Birds

The Cranes in this conservatory serve as ambassadors highlighting the struggling Crane population... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 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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E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
+1 608-356-9462
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved this place. It's the only place in the world you can see every species of crane in one location. If you're near here, it's a must see place.

Thank indianaseth
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Cranes in this conservatory serve as ambassadors highlighting the struggling Crane population around the world. Many species of Cranes have reached endangerment status and some have already survived extinction through the hard work or ornithologists, wetlands engineers, and others who devote their time and...More

Thank Gasunflower
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many reasons to like this place besides the birds - restored prairie, multiple hiking options. The tour for the cranes was fine, and the exhibits were well designed to see all the different cranes in different settings. Fascinating set of birds

Thank djlund999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took family to walk around and visit for the first time. Great grounds! We saw all but 1 species. Its nice and quiet and clean. We caught a little of the free guided tour and that explained that their Golden Crowned Crane was raised by...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where else can one see every species of crane on the planet? Check out these prehistoric-like birds up close in enclosures that are both spacious and viewer friendly. The whooping crane display is the main attraction as it features 2 of the remaining 400 birds...More

Thank wicomet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on a cold Thursday morning. It was not crowded, and we enjoyed being in a peaceful setting where we could enjoy seeing these beautiful birds. We saw all 15 species, and they saw us. Each one is interesting in its own right....More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a quiet prairie. All the cranes of the world in one place. We took a guided tour and were given enlightening education on each crane species. Habits, habitat and what is being done to protect each one in the wild. This is a...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was thrilled to see Whooping Cranes - yes they were in captivity, but their enclosure looked very natural. Loved the ampitheater to view the Whooping cranes. The restored tall grass prairie was wonderful. When I got out of the car, my first thought was...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

An entire place devoted to cranes may not sound fascinating, but this place turned out to be a true gem. The whooping cranes in particular are a must-see, as they are in their natural habitat, with no netting or fences. It was a very peaceful...More

Thank brian f
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I came to the Crane Foundation with a photography group from The Camera Company Madison WI. I spent the day photographing cranes and trying out new camera lenses. My wife came with me and took the tour and enjoyed the her day so much that...More

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Elaine S
6 April 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
6 April 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