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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 #23 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were visiting the area and read about this wildlife and nature center. Admission was $5 for adults and $3 for seniors. It is on a large property whose main building is a 1927 structure built for retired railroad workers and in 1940 became a hospital for TB patients. It also served as the first home of the CDC, The... More

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Savannah
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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We took our kids to Oatland Island again this past Sunday and once again they had a great time. My son loved the wolves and the bald eagles. We caint wait until the cougar exhibit is finished for better viewing. The only knock is the size of the cougar area - it needs to be enlarged. But, this is our... More

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Freeport, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The animals on display were interesting but there were a lot of empty areas. I realize they are trying to raise funds to add more Wildlife. For adults it was OK but with young children, it's a lot of walking without enough to see. Hopefully, if more people visit they can add more animals.

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Philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I think this place is ok as long as your expectations are accurate going in- it's not a zoo, so not packed with lots of different exhibits. Rather it is a place good for an outdoor walk/hike with a few places to see animals along the way. I think for 5 dollars it's worth a trip for an hour with... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place is awsome, a great place for easy hike in the forest and the tidal area. Has live animal displays of native animals. Also has a Georgia farm featuring farm animals. The site also has a hidden history, make sure you investigate. Lots of historic buildings.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I could walk a trail at any one of a number of places nearby to see the marsh and sawtooth palmetto for free. Instead I drove up the entry and paid a fee to see a bunny in a hutch, a few captive snakes and a couple of examples of wildlife. Although I asked whether all exhibits were open and... More

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Bennington, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Short drive from downtown Savannah. Spent a little over an hour here and it was worth every second. The price was very inexpensive and the set up of all the animals was well done. We saw everything from birds, wolves, snakes, gators, bobcats, donkeys, pigs, etc. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something fun to do. This place... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Makes for a nice little relaxing outing. They offer a military discount, but even without it it's not expensive. We enjoyed an afternoon of walking the trails, but we enjoyed the wolves the most. I would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a change of pace or a chance to get "out" of the city. Close to food and even... More

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Lake Villa, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Came here before leaving Savannah and it was a positive way to end the trip. Only one exhibit was closed but that wasn't a problem. We ate lunch by the welcome center and played some Frisbee no problem. The animals were out and about and fun to see. Would definitely recommend, but it was about 2 miles and could get... More

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St. Augustine,Fla.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband and I visited this park today and we absolutely LOVED it!!!! The entrance fee of 5.00 is very affordable and well worth the money. They have a boardwalk through the park that leads to animal exhibits, they have wolves, bobcats,birds of prey,deer,bison,red fox,and lots of others too. The enclosures are well kept and clean and the animals look... More

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