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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410
(912) 395-1212
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Ranked #21 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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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 plants.There are lots of programs for children.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This wildlife center is quite small and very walkable for all ages. Fall is wonderful time of year to visit as all the animals were in full view. Lots of hawks, owls, vultures, cougar, etc. Worth a visit for sure.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had found this place while researching things to do with my family after I ran the Savannah full marathon. My daughter loves animals, and this was wonderful. It is so inexpensive, and is so worth it! Fortunately for us, it was nice and cool, and many of the animals were very active. The cougar was playing with her pumpkin,... More

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

4 Grey Wolves were awesome sight. Nice place for them with big windows for us. Well worth the small entrance fee. Very nice people work there.

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539 attraction reviews
1,016 helpful votes 1,016 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This place is an interesting way to spend a couple of hours and get some exercise.Part of the path through the center is raised and built of wood. There is so much marshland around that this is necessary. One can view wolves, a bobcat and cougar, deer, bison, and other wildlife. There are birds, snakes, and alligators. With the exception... More

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139 reviews 139 reviews
82 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This wild life center has a beautiful, shaded two-mile trail that takes you to the different exhibits. You can see bisons, wolves, deer, cougar, bobcat, eagles, etc. The enclosures are large, well shaded and very adequate for good care. A nice place to spend a few hours at a very reasonable price.

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Rome, Georgia
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83 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stopped here on our last day of a trip to Tybee Island with a group of Girl Scouts. At $6 per person, it was well worth the money. You can easily spend several hours here. There is a large variety of animals in large, clean enclosures. There are also many more animals in the building you enter through. There... More

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

We are so happy that you and your Girl Scouts enjoyed your visit to Oatland! At $5 per adult and $3 per child (3-17 y.o.), we try to keep Oatland an experience that is affordable for everyone! We hope the rest of your visit to Savannah was great. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Oatland is between Savannah and Tybee. Very clean and animals are kept in nice enclosures. There is picnic areas and a gift shop. Plenty of free parking and about $6 per adult to get in. Nice way to spend a morning. Savannah is VERY hot and humid in the summer so if you go in the summer you may want... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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220 reviews 220 reviews
97 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Oatland Island Wildlife Center was one of the best stops on our family trip to Savannah/Tybee Island. The scenery is amazing. We got some great photos and the walk through the shaded woods was refreshing. We rented a wagon for the kids which was helpful. We enjoyed checking out all of the wildlife. I liked the wolves the best. Wear... More

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Closter, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We arrived at around 2, which means it was incredibly hot and humid. But that did not take away from the beauty of the place or the fun we had. The people who greeted us were super friendly, the grounds shaded and the animal centers are exactly what the kids need: guaranteed to see the animals and you only spend... More

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Regina, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My teenage daughters and I really liked visiting the wildlife centre. When we arrived one of the employees had an armadillo out on the lawn and we were able to pet her and ask questions. We really enjoyed the rest of the walk, got some great pictures of animals close up. We went first thing in the morning so many... More

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