International Crane Foundation


Hours & Directions


Open to the public every day between April 15 and October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

From Memorial Day through Labor Day guided public tours are offered daily at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and on weekends ONLY 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.

Admission Fees

Members Free
(ages 18 and over)
Seniors (ages 65 and over) $8.00
(ages 6-17)
(ages 5 and under)
School and adult group rates
(Advance registration required)
(ages 18 and over)
(ages 6-17)

We accept cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, traveler’s checks, and personal checks with proper ID.


Download a coupon for $1.00 off each admission purchased.

We are proud to participate in AAA’s exclusive member discount program. Please present your AAA membership card to receive a 20% discount on your adult admission fee.

Members of the International Crane Foundation enjoy free or discounted admissions at participating zoos and aquariums throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. View the current list of participating institutions in the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program.


Located between Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells just off U.S. Hwy 12 at E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI, 53913.

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Parking is free for all of our guests. Handicap parking is available, and visitors can be dropped off at the Cudahy Visitor Center entrance.

Directions via U.S. Hwy. 12

The former U.S. Hwy. 12 is now Cty. Hwy. BD between Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells. To reach us from the new U.S. Hwy. 12 bypass connecting Baraboo and the Wisconsin Dells use the following directions:

Westbound on U.S. Hwy. 12 –
Take exit 214 (North Reedsburg Rd.) and turn right (east) towards Cty. Hwy. BD and the Ho-Chunk Casino. At the intersection with Cty. Hwy. BD turn left (west) until you reach Shady Lane Rd.

Eastbound on U.S. Hwy. 12 –
Take exit 212 (Cty. Hwy. BD and Fern Dell Rd.) and travel south (west) towards the Ho-Chunk Casino until you reach Shady Lane Rd.