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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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Address: 711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410
Phone Number: (912) 395-1212
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Located 15 minutes southeast of downtown Savannah, this is an...
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.
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Great morning out!

We had a wonderful time exploring the nature trails leading to all the great animal exhibits. The wolf, puma and bobcat exhibits were really nice. I wish the foxes had a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Renee L
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time exploring the nature trails leading to all the great animal exhibits. The wolf, puma and bobcat exhibits were really nice. I wish the foxes had a little more light maybe we could have seen them better. Overall an amazing learning facility. We will be back!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's a short drive from downtown Savannah. The viewing areas and walkways were nice. The animals appeared healthy. My favorites were the bobcats and wolves. It's not free but worth the admission price.

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Western N.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The trail was very easy and well maintained. Interesting live exhibits. We are suckers for any type of wildlife center. Great place for young kids. I had a 13 year old with me and he enjoyed it! You can buy wipes in the gift shop that help with the bugs. They didn't bother me at all!

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Make sure you bring bug repellent for this walk. Awesome area for a nice walk around the Wildlife Center. Best time to visit is April because the weather is just right (not too hot and not too cold)

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Columbus, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you love animals, wildlife in particular, in a very natural-like habitat...visit this place! Surrounded by quiet marshes & deep forests, this is an ideal place to escape the crowds of downtown Savannah for a while and get back to nature. Great variety of animals to see as you hike along the trail...plus, the admission price was only $5! You... More 

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This wildlife center is tucked into a beautiful setting with marshes and it's in the woods a bit, so the shade was nice. The path that takes you through each exhibit was great. My 4 and 7 year olds handled it very well. Very reasonably priced as well. Great place!!

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Calera, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We took our 5 year old here and he loved it! So did we! Getting to see the animals so close was awesome and it was fun to have an adventure in the forest. Bring out in nature like that was great! Very cheap entertainment too! We are military and got in for $3 per person, so for the 3... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good exhibits, diverse wildlife and well set up. The kids loved this place. Be prepared to do some walking.

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I love how they had everything set up. You walk in rooms with a big glass wall so is like your in the habitat with them!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a small laid back nature center that has a few local animals and kids enjoy seeing them. They do offer many activities for kids that are listed on their website. You will also enjoy seeing the surrounding nature (coastal creek, marshes) It is a short drive from downtown on the highway that goes to the beach.

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