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International Crane Foundation



The International Crane Foundation is the only place on Earth where you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species – and we can’t wait to share our $10M transformation with you!

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 may enjoy learning about the world’s cranes, taking a hike on our nature trails, and browsing nature-themed items from around the world in our gift shop.

Our site is open daily from May 1 to October 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public guided tours are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekends only in May, September and October and daily in June, July and August. The tours are up to one hour and are a themed topic. Example topics include Cranes and Culture, Crane Behavior 101, and Spirit of Africa.

Please note that due to the occurrence of Avian Influenza in Wisconsin this spring, we have moved the Sandhill, Wattled, Siberian and Whooping Cranes back into their covered winter yards, as a preventive measure against virus transmission from visiting waterfowl. Learn more about how we are protecting our flock from the virus.

Click on the image below to view a map of our exhibit area.
View our nature trail map here, and download our full visitor guide here.



Catbird, photo by Ted Thousand

Download our site birding list

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