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Leopold Week  •  Virtual Programming

Experience the Great Midwest Crane Fest

Plans are underway for the second annual Great Midwest Crane Fest – Celebrating Community and Conservation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, from November 10 to 11, 2023, to see thousands of Sandhill Cranes gather near the Wisconsin River before flying south for the winter.

Witness the marvel of Wisconsin’s largest crane congregation and participate in guided crane-viewing tours, photography and crane behavior workshops, conservation-related lectures, and extraordinary events. Explore the beautiful landscapes and rich histories connecting the festival hosts, the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the International Crane Foundation.

The schedule and register will be available through the link below later in the year.




The festival is located at the edge of the Driftless Area in southern Wisconsin, approximately a three-hour drive from either Minneapolis or Chicago:

International Crane Foundation
E11376 Shady Lane Road
Baraboo, WI

Aldo Leopold Foundation
E13701 Levee Road
Baraboo, WI