The International Crane Foundation in Baraboo is a favorite Wisconsin Dells area attraction for young and old alike.
This world-renowned conservation and refuge center features 15 species of cranes, a Whooping Crane Wetland, Africa exhibit and tours. Established in 1973 by two Cornell University graduate students – George Archibald and Ron Sauey – on a farm owned by Sauey’s parents, the I.C.F. center is credited for guaranteeing the future of these lovely and rare creatures for future generations.
Hours and Tours
ICF is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 15 to October 31. Reservations are not required for individuals and family groups.
All tours begin with an introduction to the history of the International Crane Foundation and multimedia presentation.
Cranes of the World Tour
Memorial Day – Labor Day: Daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
April, May, September and October – Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Featuring all 15 of the world’s cranes, the ecosystems they depend on and the conservation projects ICF is leading around the world. See the Whooping crane – the rarest crane on the planet – in a natural Wisconsin wetland from covered theater seating.
Spirit of Africa Tour
Memorial Day – Labor Day: Daily at 3 p.m.
April, May, September and October: Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
View Africa’s fascinating cranes in naturalistic wetland settings. This tour highlights ICF’s conservation solutions to protect and restore ecosystems shared by the people and cranes of Africa, including four year-round and two migratory species.
Throughout our season, ICF offers a variety of special tours such as Wildflower Walks and Bird Hikes that are well worth checking out.
ICF’s Baraboo Location
The International Crane Foundation is located in south-central Wisconsin about five miles north of Baraboo, and just two miles south of the Wisconsin Dells vacation area at: E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-9462
Map and Driving Directions