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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410
(912) 395-1212
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As featured in Kid-friendly Savannah
Ranked #24 of 119 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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150 reviews 150 reviews
74 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were bothered by Mosquitos during the day and a lot of bees in the grass. The trail marked at intersections. I wasn't very impressed with the setup. The staff was great, the gift shop and the few animals inside the gifts how area were cool. They have alligators, cougars, wolf, animal petting zoo..and a few other things, not an... More

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Walford, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

$19 for a family of five, and we were there nearly 3 hours. The trails were well kept and shaded. Along with the cool animals, the kids had fun catching lizards and feeding turtles. Bring a water bottle along.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The place was wonderful! I thought it was great that it is affiliated with the school system. There were kids donating their time and helping to maintain the area when we wrre there. There were places to stop and relax along the way. We intwnd on buying a board, which the funds go back unto the center to help maintain... More

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

It is a pretty place. The employees were amazing and very nice!!!!!! The animals are fine to see. The path is pretty easy to walk if there is no rain. It rained the day I went and it was difficult to walk around and had to be picked up by car by the employees. DO NOT USE YOUR STROLLER IF... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Just went here today, and wasn't expecting too much (thought it would be smaller). Wow, were we wrong! Animals are great, very natural habitats (yes this means you can't always see the animals, like in nature), lots of animals on the paths like the thousands of fiddler crabs in the salt marshes, oysters on the banks, Fived lined skinks, Anoles,... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Reptiles indoors are always enthralling. I like to start there each time I visit .Snake-petting gets the cold-blooded concept across to the little ones. then, I love to visit the gift shop as it gives an unexpected overview of the island via window shopping w/ promises of a return visit! the buffalo are right there & make good use of... More

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