Plan a Visit

Between Devil’s Lake and the Dells is a true gem for nature lovers…Spend as much time as you like visiting the birds, hiking the preserve’s trails, and learning about the foundation’s vital work. If you didn’t love cranes before you arrived, you will leave wanting to do whatever you can to save them.”

Minnesota Monthly

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 – we are the only place in the world with all 15 species – taking a hike on our nature trails, and browsing nature-themed items from around the world in our gift shop.

Cranes of the World map

Click on the image to view a map of our exhibit area. In addition, view our nature trail map here, and download the complete visitor guide here.

Are you exploring our site on your own? Our new self-guided tour app is downloadable from the Apple App Store for iPhone and the Google Play Store for Android. Search for International Crane Foundation to download.

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Hours, Admissions & Directions

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

Public tours are at 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. on weekends only in May, September and October and daily in June, July and August. These guided tours are up to 1 hour and are a themed topic. Example topics include Cranes and Culture, Crane Behavior 101 and Spirit of Africa. To learn more about reserving a 1.5 to 2-hour private group tour please click here.


Cranes of the World at the International Crane Foundation is the perfect experience for the whole family! Annual events at our headquarters include free admission for moms and dads on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Cranes of the World family day and Member Appreciation Day. Join us!

Grandparents and grandchildren at the International Crane Foundation