International Crane Foundation, Baraboo

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  • Who would have thought that you would find a nature preserve / hiking location near the Wisconsin Dells? This is a wonderful distraction from the noise and chaos of the Dells. We spent the better part...  more »
  • We were visiting the area and looking for an outdoor activity. This was the place! On a cold and windy day we loved looking at the cranes. This foundation is very educational and wonderful to see. I w...  more »
  • The cranes displays are very easy to wander through with lots of interesting conservation information to browse. The whooping crane display includes plenty of seats and is so large and nicely landscap...  more »
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  • The ICF does what it does really well. Birders and natural history lovers will enjoy the excellent facilities, interpretation and information on cranes' plight and the international community's fight to protect these unique, graceful birds. Families may not find a lot of bang for their buck here, as cranes aren't too entertaining and there's not much kid-oriented activity. There are beautiful trails and grounds, however, so kids have lots of room to run around and get some exercise. Pretty amazing that one person started this world-class facility on some family farm land!
  • Awesome and peaceful place. If there's a place in the world you can call magical would look like this one. The staff is always happy to help and very kind. The smell on summer is marvelous.
  • They have the 15 species of cranes available for viewing. Some of them are on the endangered species list, which is really sad. The cranes seemed to be well cared for and in clean environments. There are free electric scooters available for the disabled, which really helps. It was a great place to visit.
  • The tour was interesting and the different cranes were wonderful to watch. However, some of the pens are long and narrow, and the cranes sometimes stay at the back preventing a good view. Also, some of the cranes stay in their enclosure and cannot be viewed. The Whooping Crane exhibit had one crane visible but the angle for the viewing area was awkward. The foundation does good work but my sense was they tolerate visitors rather than encourage them. Nice gift shop.
  • Beautiful and peaceful area. It was raining and we came with a disabled guest-they had a motorized scooter for her and umbrellas for all of us! It was an awesome experience seeing 13 of the 15 crane species they have. We went with two teenagers and they both enjoyed it.

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