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International Crane Foundation



The Cranes of the World is open!

Our site in Baraboo, Wisconsin, is open daily through October 31, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to view admissions information and directions.

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The International Crane Foundation is the only place on Earth where you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species – and we can’t wait to share our $10M transformation with you!

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 learning about the world’s cranes, take a hike on our nature trails, and browse nature-themed items from around the world in our gift shop.

Planning a visit in 2021? Here’s what you need to know!

  • Our site will be open daily May 1 to October 31, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Masks are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated. We request that you continue to observe social distancing and wear a mask indoors if you are not vaccinated. This is for your safety as well as the safety of our staff and other visitors.
  • Our theater in the George Archibald Welcome Center is temporarily closed.
  • While we are not currently planning on conducting group tours or planning public events with large groups, we will resume these activities as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, look for our knowledgeable docents as you explore our site on a self-guided tour.
  • Please stay tuned for developing news about our rescheduled Grand Opening Celebration on September 18, 2021.
  • Remember, members visit our site for free, so now is the time to take a moment to renew or upgrade your membership. Not a member? No problem, you can join our flock here.



Catbird, photo by Ted Thousand

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