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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410
(912) 395-1212
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Ranked #22 of 123 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located 15 minutes southeast of downtown Savannah, this is an environmental education center where you can learn about local wildlife and native... more » Owner description: Located 15 minutes southeast of downtown Savannah, this is an environmental education center where you can learn about local wildlife and native plants.There are lots of programs for children. « less
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Rome, Georgia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our last day of a trip to Tybee Island with a group of Girl Scouts. At $6 per person, it was well worth the money. You can easily spend several hours here. There is a large variety of animals in large, clean enclosures. There are also many more animals in the building you enter through. There... More

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Heather M, General Manager at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, responded to this review

We are so happy that you and your Girl Scouts enjoyed your visit to Oatland! At $5 per adult and $3 per child (3-17 y.o.), we try to keep Oatland an experience that is affordable for everyone! We hope the rest of your visit to Savannah was great. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Oatland is between Savannah and Tybee. Very clean and animals are kept in nice enclosures. There is picnic areas and a gift shop. Plenty of free parking and about $6 per adult to get in. Nice way to spend a morning. Savannah is VERY hot and humid in the summer so if you go in the summer you may want... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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64 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Oatland Island Wildlife Center was one of the best stops on our family trip to Savannah/Tybee Island. The scenery is amazing. We got some great photos and the walk through the shaded woods was refreshing. We rented a wagon for the kids which was helpful. We enjoyed checking out all of the wildlife. I liked the wolves the best. Wear... More

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Closter, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We arrived at around 2, which means it was incredibly hot and humid. But that did not take away from the beauty of the place or the fun we had. The people who greeted us were super friendly, the grounds shaded and the animal centers are exactly what the kids need: guaranteed to see the animals and you only spend... More

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Regina, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My teenage daughters and I really liked visiting the wildlife centre. When we arrived one of the employees had an armadillo out on the lawn and we were able to pet her and ask questions. We really enjoyed the rest of the walk, got some great pictures of animals close up. We went first thing in the morning so many... More

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Florence, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place is great. I have a wonderful time. There is a great deal of shade over most of the area, so it is not as hot as walking around downtown. However, if you wish to see the whole park there is a decent amount of walking. If you have children, make sure they dress for a walk, use suncreen... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I stopped by Oatland Wildlife Center as a side-stop on our way to other activities, and it became one of the highlights of our trip! The main house is home to a reptile display, and the short, 1-2 mile trail around the property showcases protected wolves, bobcats, foxes, a cougar, bison, bird of prey, tortoises, and some... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A great spot for animal lovers. The exhibits and boardwalk trail were well done. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. We attended the animal talk and were able to visit up close with a black snake, alligator, opossum, turtle, and an armadillo! Enjoyed our time here, especially the wolf exhibit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My boyfriend and I enjoyed ourselves... especially because it was only $10; however I can't help but feel bad for some of the animals as they are clearly overheated from being removed from their own element. Wolves and bison are not naive to Georgia and the heart was taking a hard toll on them. :( I really enjoyed the random... More

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Heather M, General Manager at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our center. As Oatland’s veterinarian, I greatly appreciate your input and would like to address your concerns about our animal’s well-being in excessively hot weather. You can read about some of the methods we use to help our animals stay cool in the following article: http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2014-07-11/wildlife-center-gets-creative-keep-animals-cool I hope this alleviates any concerns... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took our family to the wildlife center today and had a blast. We had two small children and even though there were tons of Mosquitos and it was incredibly muggy, we enjoyed seeing the animals and walking around the center on the well-built wooden paths. The wolf area was a nice break - an air-conditioned room we could rest... More

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