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Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

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1426 W 300 N, 1.5 Miles West Of Stoplight, Albion, IN 46701-9558
+1 260-636-7383
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Nice guided tour that is of interest for school age children and above. I think younger kids... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Bjclark2
via mobile
Honestly had a great tour, and the animals are all very active and friendly. Everyone is nice and high spirited.

I recommend the talking parrot when people walk in, the bears, the alligator, and the tigers. I... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
2021mharris
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Churubusco, 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1426 W 300 N, 1.5 Miles West Of Stoplight, Albion, IN 46701-9558
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+1 260-636-7383
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Nice guided tour that is of interest for school age children and above. I think younger kids would be bored by the stories of the animals and how they came to be at the park. This is a great facility and has been well maintained...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I recommend the talking parrot when people walk in, the bears, the alligator, and the tigers. I loved seeing all the animals being active with each other, there is always something going on.

1  Thank 2021mharris
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

A great animal sanctuary that you must see. Retired circus animals and other exotic pets find a place to live with care and love. Tigers, cougars, bears, chimps, and more. A great afternoon for the family, a d the staff is great.

1  Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Black Pine is magical. Not only were we amazed by the beauty of the animals, but the staff, too! The staff is passionate and you can tell the animals feel their love. Black Pine gives the animals, that had no choice for their captivity, the...More

Thank ercks
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bpap, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and opinion! We greatly appreciate your feedback and support.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The animals are well cared for and loved. They all come with a story. Clean, family and stroller friendly. We went to summerfest, there was an itinerary of events all day! What a neat place.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 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 😊

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 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

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bpap, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 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
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bpap, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

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
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bpap, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

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

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Redmark500
4 March 2018|
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Response from bpap | Property representative |
Thanks for asking! As a sanctuary, we differ in may ways from a zoo. We offer a variety (a "menu") of programs for visitors and rates vary by age. Programs vary by season, and day. In order to find rates, you'll need to... More
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PINKIE1K
25 July 2017|
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Response from bpap | Property representative |
Not as of July 2017. The sanctuary is transitioning to better manage visitation for the sake of the animals, so they recommend checking the website's Options by Date calendar and reviewing options offered - and registering... More
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