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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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Address: 711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410
Phone Number:
+1 912-395-1212
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Located 15 minutes southeast of downtown Savannah, this is an environmental...

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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Unexpected delight

Not commercialized and allows you to see animals up close. very clean and well care for center. Lots of walking through woody area and the marsh is quite nice to walk through... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not commercialized and allows you to see animals up close. very clean and well care for center. Lots of walking through woody area and the marsh is quite nice to walk through. Lots of young parents with children in strollers and a picnic area but you have to bring your own food, didn't see anything to buy except soft drinks... More 

Thank 829LynneUSA
Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On the way to the Beach from downtown Savannah, stop in to this wonderful, natural setting that houses many wildlife animals in natural habitats. Very Educational Center set on the marshes of Savannah.

Thank mburdsal
Saint Augustine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only are there furry and feathered friends to see, but if you walk these trails on a cool morning it is stunning. We got there early and we're glad later when it turned hot out in the woods. Many trees are down now since the hurricane, but not too much of the trail is cut off because of it.

Thank T S
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is charming. Great people working in the center. We are lucky enough to see White Tail deer and Red Fox in our back yard from time to time. Of course a few of the animals did not cooperate and remained hidden. I would think kids maybe six up would find this place awesome. Good price at $5 per... More 

Thank Steve P
Elizabethtown, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife was reluctant to visit but we ended up really enjoying the wildlife center. Staff was very knowledgeable. Would especially recommend if you are traveling with children.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to walk in nature and see animals, just a few miles out of town. The trail that was build is very easy to walk and follow, and it is suitable to all ages (though you need to keep your kids on the boardwalk while you are crossing the marsh). Be aware that you may not see all... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price, this was a nice walk with the kids. The farm animals are in a tiny smelly area that is a bit heartbreaking.

Thank BeckyandAzzie
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Oatland Island every time we visit Savannah. It is great for both adults and kids. We always have a wonderful time. Knowledgeable staff and great exhibits. A perfect outing.

Thank Sarah E
Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Follow the trails through the center to see all the animals. Kids enjoyed the outdoors and so did we. Loved this place. It used to be a retirement home for railroad conductors. Beautiful grounds. We were here shortly after the hurricane. There were still areas closed from damage. Would love to go back when those open up. Great place for... More 

Thank Donna G
Pembroke, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A good way to spend the day. There are plenty of wild life attractions as well as scenic trails to follow. Check out their calendar for special events. My family loves the annual Cane Grinding.

Thank Gary R

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