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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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Nature within easy reach. The water and the woods all in one place

If you are in Savannah and headed to the beach this is the perfect place to spend half a day with the kids. There is a new cougar exhibit which lets you get scary close to the big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in Savannah and headed to the beach this is the perfect place to spend half a day with the kids. There is a new cougar exhibit which lets you get scary close to the big cats and lots of other animal exhibits in addition to special events of interest to children and adults alike. Sweet and helpful... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to take your family. The Wolves are amazing!! Make sure you take a stroll on the docks for wonderful views.

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patterson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Though we only did 1/2 of the walking tour due to the 100+ degree heat, what we did see was very good. The way that the center is laid out was very quiet and meditative and the exhibits were a treasure. The Bobcat and Panther were the highlights for me.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

2nd time we visited Oatland, the last time two years ago. A great walk, well preservered, through the woods and by the tidal wetlands of Tybee and Savannah. We were there late morning, most of the animals were sleeping and hiding, but the walk alone is worth it!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The center is operated by the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. As a teacher's assistant, I have been on several occasions and observed the wide eye looks of a child seeing an animal for the first time or beginning to understand their responsibility to the environment.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited last November when it was cooler as a tip from my in laws who had been in the hot summer months. It was a neat place. Different than the zoo we are use to at home. I will say the walk is a lot more than I thought it would be...which is fine...just bring water with you. The... More 

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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nice little center. The volunteers are extremely friendly and very welcoming. It was a pretty 2 mile walk, just way too hot (near 100 degrees) when we were there and the animals were of course, too hot to be up and about.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Oakland Island has been a educators dream. Having grown up in Savannah I make sure to take my kids every year for them to learn about the animals, surviving in the wildlife and our areas history. Oakland Island is great for the entire family.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A great family experience. They have educational classes about animal in the wild. The tour is excellent. They have several animals you can see and a tour guide that is knowledgeable. Dress for the walk due to the terrain. Great children's place to see. Reasonable admission price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Went here on last day of tybee family vacation. We had children age 2-7, parents and grandparents and everyone really enjoyed it. It's a nice walk with interesting things to see. Well worth the small admission charge. Not all the animals were out but that is expected.

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Additional Information about Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Address: Address: 711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410
Phone Number: (912) 395-1212
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Savannah
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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