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Sanctuary Farm, Watkins Glen

(4.7/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, promotes legislative, policy, and individual lifestyle changes to help farm animals. Farm Sanctuary’s shelters in New York and California provide lifelong care for nearly 1,000 rescued farm animals.
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  • I went to farm Sanctuary to celebrate my B-day. I am a vegan and a tireless animal lover, but this place is for anyone to enjoy. It is extraordinarily beautiful. The farm is located in a huge acreage ...  more »
  • We thoroughly love visiting and supporting Farm Sanctuary every time we are in the Watkins Glen area (and from afar via donations and purchases). If you are an animal lover or simply don't suffer alle...  more »
  • I came here with a boyfriend as I have wanted to visit for years. I have done walks for the sanctuary and met Gene Baur (founder) multiple times over the years but had never visited. I finally got to ...  more »
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  • Such an amazing place. You can take a tour and visit with the rescued farm animals. Learn about the rescue and advocacy work they do. Gift shop has vegan food items, cookbooks, t-shirts, and more. The B&B cabins are spacious and comfortable, with their own fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, and water jug. Shared bathrooms are nearby in the main building. Vegan breakfast includes waffles, pastries, bagels, fruit, and cereal. Overnight stay includes a longer farm tour with more time to visit the animals, and it's well worth it. Convenient to Watkins Glen, and Ithaca is not too far away. Of you're staying at Farm Sanctuary, check out House of Hong for dinner and Ben & Jerry's for dessert.
  • Cool place. There have a good mission and they'll make that known during the tour. I was a little disappointed because the farm only has farm animals. Nothing out of the ordinary.
  • This weekend we decided to make the two hr trip from buffalo to the Farm Sanctuary. It was more than amazing, this place was heaven on earth. The staff was very nice and helpful. Our tour guide told us about where each animal came from and there story. It was truly a beautiful place to go!
  • I really enjoyed the interaction with the animals and the staff were friendly. But during the tour they kept mentioning how everyone should go vegan and I appreciate what they are doing and saving lives, but I didn't appreciate the constant pushing of veganism. I also didn't see any horses and that surprised me considering the horse meat industry exists and there are tons of horses living in awful conditions and being slaughtered.
  • It's a must visit for animal lovers. Enjoyed the story's behind each animal, even though most are they are sad