We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1426 W 300 N, Albion, IN 46701
Phone Number:
+1 260-636-7383
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This 18-acre sanctuary provides permanent refuge to more than 100...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 89 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 74
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0

We reserved a spot for the behind the scenes private tour. Completely recommend this tour! You are right there, up close with the animals and learning about their different... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Erin M
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 88: English reviews
Albion, Indiana
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small quaint animal sanctuary, all the animals are rescued. They have lions, tigers, bears, monkeys and much more. It took us about and hour and a half to walk through. there are picnic tables near the front so we sat and ate lunch before leaving. The zoo is clean and well maintained, and the animals look healthy... More 

Thank ScooterandShelly
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We reserved a spot for the behind the scenes private tour. Completely recommend this tour! You are right there, up close with the animals and learning about their different background stories and situations. A great place for these animals who were in poor hands before to live out the rest of their lives. You won't be disappointed! Thanks to Lori... More 

Thank Erin M
bpap, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks, Erin! It was a pleasure! - Lori More 

Porter, Indiana
Level Contributor
195 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Like others have shared this is not a zoo. They have a variety of animals that they have saved/rescued. They are non profit and get help from the support and kindness of donors. each animal has its own special story and nice to hear if you take one of the tours, we did the feeding tour and it was a... More 

Thank Laura P
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The sanctuary is well worth a visit ( $8 ) closes at 3 pm----but the best was to pay another $5 ( total $13 ) and stay from 3 to about 4:30 pm and do the animal feeding tour.A gal tour guide did a very nice job describing everything they were doing and way. Also described the situations that these... More 

Thank suedo66
Milford, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a wonderful place for the animals and for kids and adults. It's a wonderful and smart alternative to visiting a zoo and is a REAL sanctuary (unlike most zoos or other places that call themselves a "sanctuary" that buy, sell and trade animals and do very little or nothing for conservation or education). I took the guided tour... More 

Thank BusinessTravelerNow
Delphi, Indiana
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We took the group tour and the guide explained the life story and natural history of each animal. All the exotic animals at Black Pine are "rescues" either from an individual, roadside zoo or circus and now have found their "forever" home. Loved the tigers, bears, monkeys, wolves, and many more. Great gift shop too! Highly recommend.

Thank oakleaf926
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I planned a surprise Private Tour for my wife and I. This is what my wife has always wanted to do. Pam stated that she would make sure we had the most knowledgable tour guide. Ron was awesome. Much knowledge and made sure we were 100% satisfied before we left. He went out of his way and we could tell... More 

Thank Saquoach
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

If you have never been here before you don't know what you are missing !!!This is not a money making zoo,this is a place that cares for their animals and it clearly shows. I have made many trips to the sanctuary but yesterday was my first feeding tour.I highly recomend the guided tour (that was on my first visit)or the... More 

Thank Keli R
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very interesting place, extremely knowledgeable staff! All ages will enjoy. Spend an hour or a day. Each animal has a special history.

Thank 442246
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went on the after-hours feeding tour, which I highly recommend! For 5 dollars more than admission, you can go on a guided tour with a keeper and volunteers and watch them feed all the animals snacks (fruits, bread, and meat for the carnivores). The keeper explains all about each animal as you go and you get to learn about... More 

2 Thank Lindsay T

Travellers who viewed Black Pine Animal Sanctuary also viewed


Been to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Black Pine Animal Sanctuary staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?