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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

#17 of 213 things to do in Savannah Features Animals
711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
+1 912-395-1212
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Animals need attention.

I'm not an animal rights activist but this place is sad. All the animals look malnourished with... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2016
Mary R
Bring the family, and a picnic basket!

This place is pretty cool. Come see animals in an intimate environment. Its a family place but with... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2016
Dalee T
Charleston, South Carolina
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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 12 May 2016

I'm not an animal rights activist but this place is sad. All the animals look malnourished with little or no place to get out of the sun, for those that it applies too. The birds have little or no place in their cages. Our entire...More

1  Thank Mary R
Lesley M, Manager at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Oatland Island. I wanted to address some of the concerns about your recent visit to our facility. We appreciate your opinion about our animal’s welfare, however it is important to note that most of our animals are rescues...More

Reviewed 9 May 2016

This place is pretty cool. Come see animals in an intimate environment. Its a family place but with an educational feel. Farm, snakes, reptiles, bee hives, etc. A great walking nature trail and covered picnic area. You might even get to pet a snake...on purpose!?!?!...More

Thank Dalee T
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

The entrance fee is very reasonable (a few dollars) and the entrance is a grand old building, which in itself is nice to explore. Once you've paid, you start the trail through lovely woodland, so this alone is a nice experience. Along the way, you...More

1  Thank jarvo2001
Reviewed 4 May 2016

See the almost extinct Carolina Panther as well as wolves, gators and lots of magnificent birds. A bit hard to find but worth it.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We arrived right after breakfast, and the park was peaceful and quiet. Easy, level hiking paths and lots of informative markers. A couple hours here to work up an appetite, lunch at Mrs. Wilkes, then walking ghost tour of the historical sites (we did an...More

Thank michellec2010
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We had a few hours to spend before our flight out of Savannah and having already done the "historical" tours of Savannah, decided this would be a nice change of pace - and it was. It is a very nice center with lots of interesting...More

Thank eatsleeptour
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I was a little concerned with what we were going to find. traveling with husband, 5 1/2 and 2 1/2 yr old. we got there close to opening time and we were pleasantly surprised. we took the long trail and it was very nice. there's...More

1  Thank jmad42
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This was a busy place when we went as there were at least 4 groups of school children on field trips! This is a beautiful wild life area with well marked paths. My grandchildren, 7 and 5, really enjoyed navigating the handout map to each...More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We visited for the first time today. Spent about two hours walking the path. Be prepared that not every animal will be in every exhibit. That said, the exhibits are good sized. The animals seem well taken care of. It is a beautiful place. Take...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We had a great visit here in early April. It was a somewhat wet day, but we were still able to walk the trails and see all of the animals. The walking was easy, and the exhibits well designed for viewing, though I wish I...More

Thank rachel m
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I could not find admission cost. How much does it cost to get in and are there other expenses?
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
I am bringing my GS troop to Savannah. Is there an animal encounter that we can participate in? Thank you
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.
Can we use our bicycles on your trails?
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