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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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Awesome set up

I love how they had everything set up. You walk in rooms with a big glass wall so is like your in the habitat with them!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Erlanger, Kentucky
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Erlanger, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I love how they had everything set up. You walk in rooms with a big glass wall so is like your in the habitat with them!

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Savannah,GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a small laid back nature center that has a few local animals and kids enjoy seeing them. They do offer many activities for kids that are listed on their website. You will also enjoy seeing the surrounding nature (coastal creek, marshes) It is a short drive from downtown on the highway that goes to the beach.

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Heath, Ohio
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23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This was pretty much a neat nature walk with the added bonus of animals! They had a neat trail (with a map) bonus! You got to see a lot of the wildlife as well. Good thing to early! We really liked it! Gods creation is beautiful! God Bless

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My son suggested the center and I wasn't 100% sure, but we were all pleasantly surprised. We were lucky that the weather was perfect with the high only being 72 degrees. The center has a great mix of animals, all that are there because they cannot survive in the wild. The park is a beautiful way to get your exercise... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Oatland Island Wildlife Center is only a few mintues east of downtown Savannah. It's a fun nature walk with animal cages and areas along the way. When we went, they were renovating some of the animals' areas, so I think next time we go back it may be even better!

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Savannah, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had a wonderful morning seeing everything with our grandson! Very child friendly! I love the educational and realistic aspects of this park.

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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I walk here for variety after exhausting Forsyth Park and other walking spots. We enjoy the animals, but getting in a good walk is our main goal. The paths are flat and well tended, and there are many well-maintained boardwalks as well. The roughly two-mile walking tours is interesting and varied, and you will see a great... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is only the second wildlife center I've ever visited (the other is in Hannah City, IL), but I really enjoyed it. My fiance and I are both animal and nature lovers. We also like a good walk/hike, so it was really nice going on the trail and seeing the various animals and the scenery. I recommend visiting the cougar... More 

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South Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Took our two young boys here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of walking but the trails are amazing and probably one of the best parts of this small "zoo." Animals are spread out so you get to walk on trails from one to the next. Boys liked the alligators and the cougar the best. Great value too, price is very... More 

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Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We enjoyed walking through the Center, the grounds are beautiful...the marsh boardwalk is especially pleasant, diving birds are plentiful and fun to watch. there are comfortable benches throughout the park for quiet enjoyment. Although we don't enjoy seeing animals in cages, the staff explained that these are rescued animals who would not be able to survive in the wild.

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