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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
+1 912-395-1212
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Worth the $5 Entry Fee!!

It costs $5 a person including kids, but it is so worth it. You would need a long time to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gaviaimmer
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Ohio
Great outdoor experience

This was a good place to spend a couple of hours, they had several animals but more would have made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra D
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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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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“bug spray” (32 reviews)
“nature walk” (12 reviews)
“bald eagles” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
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+1 912-395-1212
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It costs $5 a person including kids, but it is so worth it. You would need a long time to see everything here- this place is way bigger than I expected!! I originally went to take my daughter to one of their "toddler Tuesday" programs,...More

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Heather M, General Manager at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and our Toddler Tuesday program! Children attending the toddler program are $5 each but if you bring your daughter back just to walk the trails she's free (if under 4 y.o.). Children 4-17 are $3...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good place to spend a couple of hours, they had several animals but more would have made it more interesting. They also had a couple of old homestead houses, but you couldn't go in them. All in all it was good to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of animal lovers so it's no surprise that we had to check this out. The animals were neat to such and it's an easy walk around the whole center. The animals appeared healthy.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would compare with the zoo at Brookgreen Gardens, Myrtle Beach NC. This is fine but not many animals. The cougar was awesome, walked right up to the glass viewing area. Lots of repairs & upkeep going on so they would benefit from more funds/donations....More

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Heather M, General Manager at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit! As you noted, we have lots of repairs going on as we had significant damage from both Hurricane Matthew and Irma. We appreciate you taking time to comment on your visit and hope you will stop by again the next...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is a great place to visit. There was one area of the park still not open because of a storm but the hiking was easy and we had a perfectly warm sunny day!

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This was a family get together for the weekend in November. We all had a great time. The festival had lots of interesting things to see and do. Different types of food to sample. A great time

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Heather M, General Manager at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Harvest Festival! We look forward to seeing you next November for the event!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Great place to take children! Enjoy great walks through nature and view animals as they live and thrive! Very informational. A great place for a picnic.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Nice day trip to see the animals, walk through the natural environment and get away from town. Just wish the Board of Education could fund them enough to complete the Fox enclosure. Go visit and help them out! You won't be sorry.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We really enjoyed the beautiful walk in the woods (and across the marsh!) We got to see some interesting animals. Luckily most of it is shaded, because it was a pretty hot day in February! We definitely loved how close it was to downtown Savannah....More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I visited Oatland in late January, on a weekday. This humble wildlife center has only animals that cannot be reintroduced into the wild, and that is what makes it special. Easily self-toured, relaxing and educational. Would be great for children, although I was touring alone....More

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MaizeSombrero
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.
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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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