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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
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Located 15 minutes southeast of downtown Savannah, this is an environmental...

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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This is an excellent experience for young and old alike

The wildlife center is run by the Savannah Bd of Ed and has a number of programs for students during the day. We took my granddaughters here during their school vacation visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The wildlife center is run by the Savannah Bd of Ed and has a number of programs for students during the day. We took my granddaughters here during their school vacation visit along with their mom and dad. I was so impressed with the size of the facility and the number of animals in natural habitat. Bison, snakes, turtles, wolves,... More 

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Thank Dave G
Savannah, Georgia, USA
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Oatland Island primarily exists to educate the children of Chatham County, Georgia, as it is owned and staffed by the County Board of Education. With a few exceptions, the animals on exhibit have been injured and the Center allows them to live long lives in good environments. Most of the animals are native to Georgia and include alligators, bob cats,... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Birds and animals in their natural habitat are rescued and would not survive in the wild. I loved this place, though I steered clear of the alligator portion.

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WINTERVILLE
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center as we were traveling to Tybee Island. We appreciated the senior citizen rate. We enjoyed walking the trails to the exhibits, but must say we could not find critters of any kind at some of them. But is was a nice day and really enjoyed that natural setting and the animals that... More 

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Forest, Virginia
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience on a clear day. Designed as an educational experience for kids, and operated by the county school system, we truly enjoyed walking through the woodlands, observing and reading about the animals who are "rescued" and recuperated from injuries. It's a zoo in the woods. Peaceful walking experience.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oatland has lots of great weekend programs for kids - check the website before you go. But on a nice day with kids (toddlers, preschoolers especially) this is a great place to burn off some energy running from exhibit to exhibit. Bobcats, alligators, buffalo, wolves, armadillos and more with lots of paths/trails for high energy. An interesting visit at any... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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123 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got some good walking in beautiful scenery. Wonderful animals and trails. The staff was so friendly.

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oatland was our final stop on Sunday before heading back to reality. It was a cool rainy day however the paths were clear and dont hold water. Due to winds the only exhibit closed was the Cougars. I highly recommend this to everyone regardless of age.

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Thank TheJasonSmith
Savannah, Georgia
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not expecting too much of this place, but turned out to be a very very pleasant visit. We all enjoyed a lot! The place is huge, the nature is vast and it has nice species to show to kids.

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Thank Rafael_Moraes
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59 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a self-guided walking tour into the wood. You can spend as much time as you want in there. It's pretty cool. It's almost like you actually walk around and found the animals. Good for kids and animal lovers.

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