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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Awesome First Time Visiting a Wildlife Center Ever!

It was amazing to visit a wildlife center for the first time with my parents, we had a great time... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Trenton, Georgia
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Walk in the wild

Oakland Island Wildlife Center gives you an opportunity to walk through nature without the dangers... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Mike K
Temple, Georgia
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“nature walk”(12 reviews)
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
+1 912-395-1212
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Sad to say we didn’t get to enjoy this venue. Wish this info was more readily available. I didn’t see any information that said this was temporarily closed.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

It was amazing to visit a wildlife center for the first time with my parents, we had a great time seeing animals we've only seen on TV which blew our minds to see them face to face. I recommend everyone to visit here with their...More

1  Thank ANJ19932014
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Oakland Island Wildlife Center gives you an opportunity to walk through nature without the dangers. Nice pathways and boardwalks take you through a maritime forest with animals indigenous to Savannah's coast. We recommend taking a couple of hours to explore.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This was a great part-day trip. It took about 3 hours to go through. Good deal for what you pay for. Lots of walking but handicap accessible.

Thank Corinna G
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This teaching zoo is a great place to spend a couple of hours. The shady trails make it a pleasant stroll. The wolves were not out when we went though.

Thank lolliandpops2018
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I went here as a kid for field trips, and took my son back recently on a trip. The shady trails are nice to walk on, and the animals are very cool. The pathway through the marsh is neat. They have some interesting things inside...More

Thank laurabike
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We really love visiting Oatland! It’s definitely worth the small admission fee!! There’s a guided trail to see animals and wildlife. It’s an easy walk with plenty of shade. We bring lots of water, bug spray, and binoculars when we go. I highly recommend!

Thank Serena0327
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Pleasant outdoor surprise. See some local wildlife in a small park like setting with nice trails. If you follow the trail guide completely, you’ll do a two mile walk.

Thank Phoenixbird44122
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Oatland Wildlife Center is one of the best family experiences in Savannah. It's much more than your average "zoo." There are all sorts of animals, including a petting zoo, but the setting is the best part. A historic building is the centerpiece, and the well-marked...More

2  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The wildlife center was very nice place. The staff was nice and very informative of the history and the animals. They had a class where you could touch some animals and get educated about some of their animals. I loved the walking trails and the...More

Thank Trudy S
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2 September 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.
4 May 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
23 February 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.