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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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All the cranes of the world in one place!!

This is a very nice place to see and the cause is a very good one. Extinction is not a good thing... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
rex m
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Pleasant surprise/Excellent experience

We were in the Spring Green area for tour of Taliesin; tour we booked did not start until afternoon... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Lafayette, California
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful birds” (26 reviews)
“guided tour” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913-9778
+1 608-356-9462
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a very nice place to see and the cause is a very good one. Extinction is not a good thing and they are staving it off!!! Wonderful!!! The cranes were very cool and some were extremely entertaining!! They sure do know how to...More

Thank rex m
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were in the Spring Green area for tour of Taliesin; tour we booked did not start until afternoon so had morning to do something else. Found a brouchure on the Crane Foundation at the motel so checked it out. Turned out to be extremely...More

1  Thank K B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

An interesting place which houses every species of crane from around the world. Peaceful self-guided tour with informative plaques at each station. Hiking trails throughout if you are so inclined. Great photo ops. Highly recommend if you are interested in birds or wildlife. Nice gift...More

Thank 819marya
Reviewed 19 September 2017 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 17 September 2017 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

1  Thank Gasunflower
Reviewed 2 September 2017

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 September 2017 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 31 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 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 16 August 2017

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
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Elaine S
5 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