Visit ICF

Our headquarters will close early on Saturday, June 20 at 4:00 pm for preparations for our annual fundraiser, An Evening with the Cranes. We invite you to join us for this elegant evening of celebration. Tickets can be purchase at the door: $50 for members and $75 for non-members. We hope to see you there!

Located in Baraboo amid the farmlands of southern Wisconsin, ICF’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.

ICF is open to the public every day between April 15 and October 31 from 9 am to 5 pmClick here for our admission fees and directions to our site.

Guided public tours are offered daily at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Guided public tours are offerred ONLY on weekends in April, May, September and October. Public tours are free with general admission and there is no need to pre-register. You may also explore the site on your own. We suggest visitors plan to stay at least two hours. 

We also offer school field trips and group tours tailored to each group’s needs and interests. Pre-registration is required for these tours.

Still have questions? View Guest Services and Common Questions.


ICF is a certified Travel Green Wisconsin Destination. Our hometown of Baraboo, Wisconsin was chosen as one of Smithsonian Magazine's 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in America in 2013.

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Click here to download our Visitor Guide and view our Upcoming Events calendar to plan your visit.

Wisconsin Birding with Discover Wisconsin

Join Discover Wisconsin as they tour ICF's headquarters with our President & CEO Dr. Rich Beilfuss in this segment from Wisconsin Birding.

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