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Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

#1 of 3 things to do in Albion Features Animals
1426 W 300 N, Albion, IN 46701
+1 260-636-7383
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A great place where you can take your time and enjoy what this awesome place has to offer. Anyone... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pdgymanwife
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Albion, Indiana
via mobile
Great experience

We took our 8year old granddaughter and all three of us loved it. Took the 11am tour and packed a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
paperweight811
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Angola, Indiana
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This 18-acre sanctuary provides permanent refuge to more than 100 captive-raised exotic animals for the REST of their lives. Quiet, informative tours of the facility enable visitors to enjoy close-up observation of tigers, leopards, bears, monkeys, reptiles, birds, lions, and more. Set in a beautiful pine forest in a natural wildlife area, this volunteer-staffed non-profit refuge is one of the most well-respected in the nation, and does not buy, sell, breed, or trade animals. Black Pine is a hidden treasure for nature lovers of all ages! Free parking. Picnics welcomed. Tours available year-round. Inquire for tour times, other program offerings, and special events throughout the year.
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“their lives” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1426 W 300 N, Albion, IN 46701
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+1 260-636-7383
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great place where you can take your time and enjoy what this awesome place has to offer. Anyone who has a chance to visit Black Pines should definitely do so 😊

Thank pdgymanwife
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our 8year old granddaughter and all three of us loved it. Took the 11am tour and packed a picnic lunch to eat afterwards. Perfect plan. She described it as a zoo in the woods. All cages in close proximity to each other and...More

Thank paperweight811
bpap, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your experience! We appreciate your support, thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here with my 9 year old niece several times. We both love it! I am excited to bring my younger niece in the future.

Thank Kayla S
bpap, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 4 grandkids, ages 8 - 12, and we all loved it. Sanctuary is more of a "retirement home" for animals, so it is a quiet experience instead of the high energy/activity level at a zoo. It was also interesting to read the...More

1  Thank petem856
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here. Can't wait to return. I took the guided tour and the feeding tour. In between I had over two hours to go back and check out the animals on my own. The entire location is clean, well organized, nice black top walkways...More

1  Thank 269knc
bpap, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so pleased you enjoyed it, and even happier you learned some things along the way. - Lori

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lived in the area for over 17 years and this was our 1st visit...sorry I waited so long! It is such a peaceful place...I could have stayed and sat for hours (lots of benches throughout the park) watching these animals. We visited them many times...More

1  Thank JLN73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are from Ohio, driving about 2-1/2 hours to stay in Albion, Indiana for the night to include specifically the Animal Sanctuary - for Wine in the Pines fund raising evening. I had been following them on Facebook for a couple years and just felt...More

Thank Grammy7Ohio
bpap, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so very much for your participation and support! Your advocacy really matters and we hope your kind words and encouragement reach many others. - Lori

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We heard about black pine and couldn't wait to check it out. All of the animals were happy and well taken care of. We were able to see the animals super close and watch many feedings. The keepers were very nice and gave lots of...More

1  Thank Kenna M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Found on Trip Advisor and drove 3 hours to visit sanctuary and Ft. Wayne Zoo that is about 30 miles away from Black Pine. We pre registered on line but not sure it is necessary. I believe they request it to try to balance crowds....More

Thank Etonian30
bpap, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your experience! We are so glad you found us via Trip Advisor :) We do recommend our staff-guided tours for all first-time visitors to ensure the best chance of seeing the most animals, and to hear the intriguing...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

This was a wonderful and educational experience. Our tour guide told us the individual story of how each animal came to be at Black Pine. We learned about the growth and needs of the Sanctuary. We took a teen grandchild who is interested in Zoology....More

Thank Linda W
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