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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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Small but sweet!

My daughter wanted to see animals on our vacation, but there is no major zoo in the area. Oatland... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
followyourdreams2018
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Westerville, Ohio
Great for nature and outdoor lovers

Oatland Island is a beautiful little gem not far from downtown Savannah. I've been here multiple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
justasplashof
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Georgia
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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” (33 reviews)
“nature walk” (12 reviews)
“animal exhibits” (12 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 4 days ago

My daughter wanted to see animals on our vacation, but there is no major zoo in the area. Oatland is small, but it provides a beautiful walk and good views of the animals they have. We went at opening time (10 am), and the animals...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oatland Island is a beautiful little gem not far from downtown Savannah. I've been here multiple times with kids ages 5-9 and I highly recommend a visit if the weather is nice. There are two walking trails, both offer a variety of animals. One path...More

Thank justasplashof
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful walk to see many of the local wildlife. The cougar exhibit was very nice. the Ledbetter Pool was fantastic! Filled with all sorts of nesting birds and fledgling chicks. Very beautiful!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice off the beaten path from the hussle and bussle of the city.Some walking for this but alot of beautiful animals to see and get pictures of.Very reasonable priced.

Thank rwb57
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with 3 granddaughters, they and the adults really enjoyed the area. We got there about 1:15 pm, just in time to attend encounter the animals. They had a king snake, armadillo, an alligator and screech owl, that they told facts about each animals...More

Thank AFshirt
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We went this afternoon when we thought the rain had cleared. Unfortunately we were wrong and got stuck in the rain. The bugs after that were very overwhelming even with bug spray. We had to speed through the place trying to get away from the...More

Thank Amanda P
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

A wonderful educational experience. Although some of the animals were missing because of habitat repairs, the center was great with lots of boardwalk trails. Especially nice was Ledbetter Pond with 30 or so big white shore birds (cranes or egrets) nesting in the treetops.

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

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

Thank gaviaimmer
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Heather M, General Manager at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

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 7 April 2018 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 5 April 2018

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.

1  Thank angels2mom
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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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