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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Address: 711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410
Phone Number: (912) 395-1212
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Ranked #17 of 107 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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Cleveland, TN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully laid out with beautiful rescued animals who cannot return to wild. While it does not take very long to tour the exhibits (about one to one and half hours is plenty), some exhibits close early (around 4) so you want to give yourself time and not miss out.

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McDonough, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is such a pleasant thing to do while in Savannah with or without children. I don't know how it would be during insect season but in January it was wonderful. The animals have large areas and the two mile walk is very quiet and relaxing. I hate that some of the pack animals are solitary but I guess it... More 

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North Port, Florida
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41 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We spent an afternoon at Oatland Island Wildlife Center and I really wish we had allowed a whole day – that’s how amazing this place is. I've visited wildlife centers before but none quite as impressive in its simplicity as Oatland. There are 2 miles of trails and boardwalks that connect the animal habitats, which really gives you the feeling... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My family loves to do the day trip here. Nice trails and animals to touch and feed. The trees around the building and area are gorgeous.

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Rock Hill, SC
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42 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our last day in the Savannah area, we stopped by this wildlife center. You walk most paved trails past very large cages / habitat displays of various animals. The main building also has some educational displays inside We did not have time (or, really, interest) to visit the barnyard / petting zoo area, but I think it would be a... More 

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Cornelia, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I did this visit on my own without the hubby while he was in a conference in Savannah. It was easy to find and the attendant at the paying booth was extremely helpful. We went near the end of their day. We were among just a handful of people there. We actually visited the gift shop first because we knew... More 

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

I'm so glad that we were able to help your son find his alligator and that you and your family enjoyed your visit! Please come again! More 

New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beautiful grounds and trails to walk through the preserves and observe the wildlife. We really enjoyed the bobcat and cougar exhibits. A must for anyone that enjoys wildlife centers.

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Savannah, Georgia
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15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

OI N E V E R disappoints. This is first on our grandkids' list each time they visit us. the owl workshop was up close & personal. the surprise visit by a bald eagle in training was too awesome for words. they live in DC with opportunities galore. Oatland Island provides them with a real world experience that they cannot... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Second time here in the past 4 years and the family always enjoys the education, scenery, walk through the groomed woods, trails, etc....Exhibits are extremely clean, animals well cared for and an enjoyable place to spend a few hours with the family while in Savannah...Approximately 10 minutes from downtown Savannah so an easy side trip...Gift shop, restrooms, etc....available on premise....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is the best $5 we spent in Savannah. Such a fantastic place. We went in winter but the weather was beautiful, the turtles were out in full force. This is a place kids especially will live but we also loved it. The baby turtles in particular were so cute. It's a nice walk around and I recommend bringing a... More 

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