We think whether your looking for a day trip or overnight experience, planning to Spring Break in Noble County is a great idea! But don't take our word for it, learn more from what others like you have to say!
Find authentic reviews from visitors to Noble County on TripAdvisor.com!
Start your search in the heart of Noble County in Albion, the county seat, to find visitor reviews. As you explore outward to other communities, including Kendallville, Kimmell, and Rome City, you'll find even more honest opinions about the many destinations and attractions across the region.
Below, we highlight a few sample of what real people have to say about their experiences in Noble communities.
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary: “So many beautiful animals here, some with sad stories of how they lived before ending up here. You can tell these people are passionate about what they do. Thank you all for helping these amazing animals. The tour guide was excellent and very informative. A great place to visit if you love animals. This is not a zoo. It’s a retirement village for wild animals that have been through some of the worst situations you could imagine. Highly recommend visiting.”
Chain O Lakes State Park: “A charming campground overall ... the sites all seem adequate in size, and most appear to be level or at least nothing drastically sloped. Approx 400 campsites, including primitive, so this is a large campground. Most campers seemed to have a canoe or kayak to take advantage of the water, but we needed something else. The only real negative is the shower and restroom facility. Not that we expect the Hilton, but seriously, they all need a renovation. At least put a bench and a hook in the men’s shower to put your things on to keep from getting wet. Another option is to leave everything in the changing room ... take a chance on someone taking your stuff while you shower ... yes, it happens. The Campstore is amazing ... never seen one that nice and well stocked. I hope to return next year!”
Old Jail Museum: “We had fun! It was well worth the $3. The museum showcases not only the jail but also many aspects of life throughout Noble County. The cells and some parts of the house are set up to display locally donated historical items. It was primarily free to roam (self-guided), although there was a guide during some parts, and always available if we had questions.”
Great Indiana Golf (Noble Hawk & Cobblestone): “There are no less than 25 courses in the area that are open to public play, and several of the top-tier courses have been packaged together by Great Indiana Golf, which operates out of Cobblestone Golf Club in Kendallville, IN. Here are three “must-play” courses when you're in the area. Noble Hawk is one of those elite courses and a “must-play” in the area; it, too, has received its share of recognition. Golf Digest Places to Play awarded them 4 out of 5 stars. Course owner Tim Dykstra thinks that Noble Hawk is one of the unique courses in the area, and after playing a round on it, I think he is right! 5 out of 5 stars for me with Great Indiana Golf. It’s where Golf and Hospitality Meet.”
Mid America Windmill Museum: “The museum contains fascinating history explaining why and how the windmills evolved in the Midwest. I enjoyed the hands-on exhibits showing how the various designs work. The introductory film was very well done. I also enjoyed taking multiple pictures and walking the ground with my dog. (leashed) It is a lovely little museum run by volunteers only. Pam gave me an excellent private guided tour thru the barn and over the grounds. Thank you very much, Pam!”
Tombstone Trail: “If you love history and want to spend a day or afternoon in the country, this is for you. Pack a lunch, pack up the kids and the dog, and be prepared to be outdoors for the day. This is a lovely drive through the countryside where you’ll visit several cemeteries – don’t say Ewww! – and learn a bit about Indiana history at the same time. Cemeteries are Not scary; they are full of our past, your great-grandparents and mine, and the stories of their lives and times. Cemeteries can be fascinating places. And there won’t be any ghosts or ghoulies, except the ones in your kid’s imagination, I promise. This is a self-guided tour, so you’ll want to get a copy of the guidebook from the Noble County Indiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. There are markers set up at the different cemeteries on this year’s tour, and you can stop at as many or as few of them as you desire; you could even stretch it out over a couple of weekends. The tour includes both famous and notorious people who lived in Indiana. You’ll learn the stories of their lives and how they helped shape our state and region. Think what a great book report would make for history class next school year. The guidebook is about $25.00 and comes with maps and information for the tour. There is a downloadable version on the website, too.”
(Purchase a guidebook at the Visit Noble County office in Albion to enjoy this self-guided tour experience of our cemeteries.)
Kimmell House Inn Bed and Breakfast: A “Great place to get away from the world.” -- We stayed here during a friend’s trip—a lovely house. We felt like we had managed to escape the world. All the rooms were very well decorated and had luxurious private bathrooms with tubs. We gathered by the gazebo in the evening for wine and cheese. The breakfast in the dining room in the morning was exceptional!
A “Stunning place to stay in North Indiana.” – A Historic house built in the past century by a local farmer and warmly decorated by the owners, Dean and Deb. Debbie is a fabulous chef. Luxury and comfortable rooms. I highly recommend it. I want to come back with my family.
ROME CITY AREA
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site: “I began reading Gene's books in grade school and was fascinated with her novels and knowledge of God's creation. As a tomboy who collected critters and climbed trees, I loved reading about another lady who loved being outdoors. As a teacher, I raised caterpillars into butterflies and had chrysalis in the classroom and my home. Seeing the house she designed and worked in, plus the extensive gardens and adjoining woods trails, was an absolute delight. Hearing of her interests & accomplishments as a progressive woman at the turn of the century whose husband affirmed her gifts and talents was inspiring. The visitor center has some of her notebooks and logs for visitors to page through and sitting areas to sit and imagine what she saw and heard. Every person we met seemed delighted to be a part of the Gene Stratton-Porter experience. Their enthusiasm and detailed information made for a wonderful visit. Our guide was engaging and added many details to her story, which I still needed to learn. Gene and her daughter Jeannette are buried beneath her favorite oak tree.”
More beautiful communities in Noble to explore!
Nestled in an area with 117 lakes, extraordinary Noble County has a population of nearly 50,000 people, the third highest in the 11-county Northeast Indiana Region. Six incorporated communities and several unincorporated towns and lake neighborhoods provide a high quality of life. Noble County has deep roots in agriculture, but manufacturing provides the highest concentration of jobs. We invite you to explore why people love living here!