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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 #27 of 199 things to do 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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New York City, New York, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Highly educational with interesting animals. it's a nice walk through the woods with buffalo and wolves and there is a lot of educational material available.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

it is about a mile, maybe two miles depending on the route you take. you will walk past caged animals. the animals are commonplace for America: fox, eagle, wolves, bison etc. the cages seem humane as they can be, but you aren't going to see much. the walk is nice though short. best for little kids in my opinion.

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MA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Sorry to say we were looking forwards to this, but after driving an hour to get there they do not allow dogs even in cars on cold days-I do understand because of a little yelper, but really they should put this on their website

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

Thank you very much for bringing this omission on our website to our attention. We love animals, but for the safety of ours, we do not allow pets on the property. We hope you will make a return visit! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It was a bit disappointing as the wolves were hard to see. There was construction going on. The area is small and not difficult walking easy hikes. Would go back again.

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. The pond in the wolf habitat was in need of upgrades and now that it is completed the wolves are having a ball in it. We hope you are able to visit again the next time you are in Savannah. More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Under lots of construction and most of the critters were tucked away. Not a bad hike, but not a top place to kill time.

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

We’re sorry you caught us during a period of construction. We are making some much need upgrades to our water system and the ponds in our animal habitats which will improve our ability to conserve water. We hope you will give us another try the next time your return to Savannah. More 

Cleveland, TN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Heather M, Manager at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, responded to this review

From Dr. Lesley Mailler, DVM, Thank you for the great review. It makes my day when I hear our visitors had an enjoyable visit. I wanted to address your concerns regarding some of our solitary animal ambassadors. Whenever possible we prefer to keep animals in pairs or groups. However, just like some people I know, there are species like the... More 

North Port, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
38 helpful votes 38 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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