International Crane Foundation

Visit the International Crane Foundation


Headquarters closed for 2019 season

Our headquarters is undergoing a $10 million expansion and renovation. As a result, our site is closed for the 2019 visitor season. We are very excited to show you our new site in 2020!

Click here to learn more about the renovation and how you can stay involved during our closure!

The International Crane Foundation is the only place on Earth where you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species!

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 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.

Looking for a fun family day trip? Watch this short video from Buzzed Into Madison to help plan your next visit to our headquarters!




Catbird, photo by Ted Thousand

Join Discover Wisconsin as they tour our headquarters in this segment from Wisconsin Birding.