Visit ICF

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.

Radio Tracking ProgramSave the Date:

Come to ICF Saturday, September 20 and join our naturalists for an exclusive learning experience. Attend a Captive Breeding Tour from 1-3 pm and interact with our aviculture staff to understand more about our behind-the-scenes captive breeding programs. Following the tour, learn about our innovative crane tracking techniques and how we use radio telemetry to research and protect cranes in North America during our Radio Tracking Program (left) from 3-4 pm.


View our calendar of events to plan your visit.

Wisconsin Birding with Discover Wisconsin

Join Discover Wisconsin as they tour our headquarters with ICF President Dr. Rich Beilfuss in this segment from the Wisconsin Birding episode.

Download our birding list


Badger Coaches

Special thanks to ICF supporter Badger Coaches

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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