Whooping crane at the International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin
Whooping crane in its enclosure at the International Crane Foundation (Alistair Wearmouth)

The International Crane Foundation promotes public awareness through the conservation of these stately birds and the wet- and grassland preserves where they thrive.

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Family Review of International Crane Foundation

Away Travel Editor: Alistair Wearmouth
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Editor Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
Editor Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Try to schedule your visit to coincide with one of the three guided daily tours, offered at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day, and on weekends in April, May, September, and October. A slideshow at the beginning of each tour offers some interesting detail about the birds as well as ICF's international conservation efforts.
  • Since it's a popular stop for school tours, plan on visiting in the afternoons in April, May, or June to avoid the crowds!
  • Bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds. Beyond the enclosures for the various birds, four nature trails through 100 acres of restored wetland, prairie, and oak savanna are fun to explore with kids.
Actually located a few miles out of town in nearby Baraboo, the International Crane Foundation is the only place in the world where you can see all 15 species of crane, including the endangered whooping crane and the red-crowned crane. The facility

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E-11376 Shady Lane Rd., P.O. Box 447
Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 608-356-9462
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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