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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Features Animals
711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
+1 912-395-1212
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Surprisingly entertaining

My family loves animals and frequents the best zoo, parks, etc. we can find. With that in mind I... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
You can "adopt" a wild friend

This wildlife center is a zoo-like preserve with various species in their natural habitat. We... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature walk” (12 reviews)
“bug spray” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
+1 912-395-1212
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

My family loves animals and frequents the best zoo, parks, etc. we can find. With that in mind I expected the Oatland Island Wildlife Center to be disappointing. It was a surprise though. The grounds were quite large and there were a good number of...More

2  Thank birdsley14
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This wildlife center is a zoo-like preserve with various species in their natural habitat. We started our visit at the Welcome Center by picking up a trail guide. We walked the main trail which was about 1 3/4 miles long. The entire area is well...More

1  Thank ElC628
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The city of Savannah is such a magnificent place, it's very easy to never leave its charms and see all the beauty of the coastal areas nearby. But just a short drive outside of town is this cool place. The downside is that we went...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

If it had not been so hot it would have been much more enjoyable. The property is beautiful and the animals are in very natural settings. The walks between exhibits are through woods or on boardwalks through marshes. Our favorite thing was the animal encounter....More

Thank jenny10131973
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Follow the trail and see some real interesting wildlife. Everything from alligators, birds of prey, wolves, bobcats, bison ,it's very interesting. The wildlife center is located in a very scenic area of Savannah.

Thank EMU1979
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I came here on my way back from Brunswick, Ga. It was memorial day so this center offered free admission for military families. We walked around and saw animals from all over the world here. Some were super close up and some were at a...More

Thank KaptivatingTraveler
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Oatland island wildlife center was a nice place to see some beautiful animals. Not too many but enough to enjoy. The trails were also nice to walk. Different plants and trees to see from what we have here at home. It was a nice day...More

Thank hockymom25
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Small wildlife centers like Oatland are absolutely wonderful. So many beautiful animals are destroyed because there is no where to take them to live out their lives. Small enclosures for predatory birds are necessary when they can't fly because the larger the enclosure, they will...More

Thank Protoceratops
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We were cheerfully greeted by an older lady who had lived on the island her entire life. She introduced Oatland Island to us and explained what the different areas displayed inside were and what we could expect outside. That wonderful introduction set the tone for...More

Thank Stacey C
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I took my two teens there last week and they thought it was really cool. It was a HOT day but there is so much shade that we stayed fairly cool throughout the park. I was surprised how big it was considering how cheap the...More

1  Thank 23TheDunns
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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.