International Crane Foundation

This 225-acre preserve includes restored tall grass prairie, wetlands, and oak savanna suitable for displaying the world’s 15 remaining species of cranes. The facility includes a research library, captive breeding and veterinarian services, a visitor’s center, outdoor amphitheater, indoor video theater, and gift shop. Cranes are one of the oldest living families of birds and also the most endangered. The foundation not only studies the birds, but also is the only institution in the world to breed all fifteen species. Since 1990, Whooping Crane chicks have been raised here for release into the wild in an effort to restore other populations.

Directions: Located two miles south of Wisconsin Dells via Hwy 12, then east on Shady Lane Road (E11376 Shady Lane Rd).

International Crane Foundation map

Gazetteer: Page 43, D-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 77, E-5 (10th edition).

Phone: 608/356-9462 (International Crane Foundation).

Web site: International Crane Foundation

Seasonality: Open for tours May 1-Oct 31, daily 9am-5pm.

Parking: Parking lot.

Nearest Food & Lodging: Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells.

Fees: Admission fee.