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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

#17 of 218 things to do in Savannah Features Animals
711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
+1 912-395-1212
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Break in nature

We had a lovely time walking through the Wildlife center, looking at animals and having an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny H
via mobile
Excellent place to take the kids!

We took our three children here, and it was the perfect place for them to see animals and feel like... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katy F
Cleveland Heights, 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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature walk” (12 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time walking through the Wildlife center, looking at animals and having an experience of the natural environment. Not perfectly maintained but very nice staff. 15 minute drive from Savannah proper.

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our three children here, and it was the perfect place for them to see animals and feel like they were hiking through the wetlands of coastal GA. Even our youngest (age 2) was able to keep up, spot crabs and turtles in the...More

Thank Katy F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 10 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 3 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
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3 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.
22 February 2017|
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Response from Heather M | Property representative |
We do not allow bicycles on our trails because in some spots they are quite narrow and there is not enough room for a bicycle to safely pass our pedestrian guests. The trails are also unpaved and include sandy spots and... More

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