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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

#18 of 218 things to do in Savannah Features Animals
711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
+1 912-395-1212
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Great place - interesting history

This is a large wildlife center with lots of walking trails. Along the trails are animals to view... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Glenda T
Really fun - but bring bug spray!

We had a great time walking the trail and seeing the animals. The mountain lion was our favorite... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Melissa A
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Midland, Texas
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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
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711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a large wildlife center with lots of walking trails. Along the trails are animals to view but most of it was walking through the lovely woods. The visitor center had wonderful displays and lots to see (including a nice gift shop). There is...More

Thank Glenda T
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We had a great time walking the trail and seeing the animals. The mountain lion was our favorite. She was quite personable - coming to the window to interact when we approached. I was surprised that her "meow" sounded just like a house cat! The...More

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Although the trail is pretty and peaceful, the place seemed rather run down to me. The main building was beautiful and I think that any money that comes into the place should go to the animals and the outside. I was not impressed with the...More

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Heather M, General Manager at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Thank you for visiting Oatland Island. We’re happy to hear that you thought our trails and historic building were pretty. We appreciate your concern about our animal’s welfare, however it is important to note that most of our animals are rescues from wildlife rehabilitators and...More

Reviewed 18 May 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by the size of Oatland Island. I was expecting it to be quite small, when in fact, it is about a two mile loop around. It filled with many different types of animals, and a part of the trail turns to...More

Thank AK859
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Spent 2-3 hours here with the family. We could have spent more time but needed to go see a few more things in the city. The bison, wolves, and owls were great. Also there is an old wooden ship beached on land out back by...More

Thank famelee
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Low cost, educational, peaceful. Animals appear to be well taken care of. Staff knowledgeable. Took about 3 hours to walk through entire place. Worth the time!!

Thank sherri h
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 reviewResponded 17 May 2016

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
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Mayesntn
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
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Keysfly
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.
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141moyral
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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