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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 place for families

Fantastic small zoo and wildlife center. My family has visited many times. They have expanded the exhibits and animals inside. I am looking forward to new things in their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This wildlife center is hidden away and seems better from the advertisement material than it actually is. It consists of a two mile walk around a fairly run down woodland. There are a few animals on the route which were interesting to see. This is not an expensive attraction and the money goes to caring for these rescued animals so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic small zoo and wildlife center. My family has visited many times. They have expanded the exhibits and animals inside. I am looking forward to new things in their future!

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Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you are in Savannah (esp. with small kids) and have half a day to spare then it is a nice place to visit. About 20 min. from Savanah. Quiet, it was a nice pleasant (a bit warm) stroll and having the whole woods to ourselves. There are White/Grey wolfs, Alligators, Birds of Prey, Bisons, Gopher tortoises were burrowing in... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The sights at the island are simple to see. It is not far from downtown, simple to find, and it doesn't take all day to see everything. Plus, it is a nice walk to interest the kids.

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Goose Creek
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were looking for something to do before we headed home and found this on Tripadvisor. Only 5.00 for adults, they had a nice animal park. We will definitely go back and take our nephew. Anyone with children would enjoy this, worth the trip.

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Fort Valley, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Better then we expected. Lots to see. BRING BUG SPRAY because you will be outside walking. Its a trails that has out door exhibits. Also, bring a quarter to fees the turtles!!!

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We made a point to get this visit in. It is a 1.75 mile walk (because 2 miles in the heat that day would have killed us! joke). Beautiful grounds, well executed. The facilities are awesome with quite an unusual history of use (ask a volunteer the story of the grounds). Would be excellent in the fall or spring, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great place to go in spring or fall, especially for one of the weekend festivals. Finding the bobcat might be impossible though!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We went there after living in Savannah for almost a year and not knowing this was close by. Since our first visit we have been back several times when we were living in the area. We have since moved but the kids still had a lot of fun when ever we went there and they really loved the small farm... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from Tybee Island. It's an excellent 1 3/4 mile trail especially for the price. We're military so we only paid $3 each. There are birds of prey, alligators, buffalo, wolves, deer, a bobcat, a cougar, barnyard animals, and a few others. Probably 90% of the trail is well shaded. Tip: bring bug spray... More 

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