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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Wonderful place to take the kids!

What a great place to visit and learn about wildlife! The kids will get to see so many different... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Savannah, Georgia
Excellent. Do not miss this!

For 5 dollars you get to see a beautiful wildlife refuge. There are lots of animals to see in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hamilton, Ohio
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
+1 912-395-1212
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to visit and learn about wildlife! The kids will get to see so many different animals, most of which are outdoors. Much better than just seeing pictures in a book. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank marshawe123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For 5 dollars you get to see a beautiful wildlife refuge. There are lots of animals to see in their natural habitat. There are benches and ponds. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the place is beautiful and well taken care of it....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kristi2296
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really fun if your kids like to run and make noise. There are several long walk options for hiking around the island and the animal exhibits are spread out. You may want to bring a wagon with big tires opposed to using...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mary M
Reviewed October 15, 2019

Very affordable, very neat experience! Staff was so friendly! We had a really good time! Everyone should definitely check it out while here!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed October 14, 2019

When you get out of your vehicle at the Oatland Island parking lot, you walk through majestic oak trees to a college campus-like building (the visitors' center). It contains a few small wildlife plus a beautiful display of seashells from all over the world on...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gatorsjimandann
Reviewed October 6, 2019

Had fun exploring the center. Really loved watching the wolves that They had since they were small. Very cool.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank annspeedrac93
Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

We went without 2 small children (ages 1 and 4). It is a neat place with an indoor section, several outdoor animal exhibits, and a scenic trail. Be prepared for quite a bit of walking and bring bug spray!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tdavis87
Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely time visiting the center with our two year old. The cougar, wolves and armadillos were our favorite, as they came right up to the viewing areas. The nature trail around the property really is beautiful and a great way to spend...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank natsam06
Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

I always enjoy coming here. You can’t beat the price to see some pretty amazing animals. I enjoyed walking the trail to see the different animals and my toddler really enjoyed the cougar and farm animals.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jessica49250
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Went here with my wife while vacationing in Savannah. We had already completed most of the other tourist-y stuff through out the rest of the city and figured we’d try something new. A lot of the research and content we saw online made this place...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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September 2, 2017|
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Response from Bryan W | Reviewed this property |
yes. the trails are not paved, but are smooth enough for a stroller.
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Heather M | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children (4-17 yr.), seniors, students and military. Children 3 and under are free. There are no other expenses unless you visit on a festival day. Our... More
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Gary R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have trained Wildlife specialist on site would be glad to give demonstrations. I would suggest calling ahead to find out what exactly they have and what times.