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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

#17 of 217 things to do in Savannah Features Animals
711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
+1 912-395-1212
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A Perfect Hideaway!

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely stroll through the sanctuary. The animals were beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Charleston, West Virginia
via mobile
A nice little bit of nature outside of town

The wildlife center is a really nice place to learn about the local flora and fauna. It has great... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bug spray” (31 reviews)
“nature walk” (11 reviews)
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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 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely stroll through the sanctuary. The animals were beautiful and appeared healthy and well cared for. Overall the property was well maintained, although there are a few areas under construction. The views along the marshes were great. The area...More

Thank StarringSarah311
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The wildlife center is a really nice place to learn about the local flora and fauna. It has great paths to walk on and some cool learning areas for kids and adults.

Thank angelguides
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is one of my favorite places in Savannah. I've been dozens of times over the years and have been happy to see the place grow and improve. Even when they're having one of their big events (Sheep Shearing or Cane Grinding) the grounds are...More

Thank YcnanGA
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here it was much larger than I expected. There are plenty of animals and shade. Only thing I wish is they would have wheel chairs to rent for the elderly due to there is a lot of walking or offer golf...More

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Took the kids, they loved it. There were some interesting exhibits and the walk was nice. Plan to be there for a couple of hours and bring some sun screen and bug spray.

Thank lmshaw1977
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I loved walking through the trail and seeing all the exhibits! A lot of the animals were pretty interactive, too! Definitely one of our favorite places in the area.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Though it's a little out of town, this under-the-radar spot is a wonderful spot to check out no matter what your age or how many people you are traveling with! The animals seemed lively and healthy and kids and adults were "ewhing" and "awhing". One...More

Thank kapitola
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great place to spend a few hours. They have wagons you can rent to help with small children who don't want to walk. One of the best $5 investments I have ever made! Walkways and the animals were enjoyable. There is a waterway full of...More

Thank xiolung
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Although there is quite a bit of walking, the wildlife here are in very natural habitats and most easy to view. Just allow plenty of time so you are not rushed. Nice visitors center & gift shop, too.

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The history of the humongous main building, with its impressive architecture, was a pleasant surprise. Though oriented towards children, the trails and wildlife are equally enjoyable for adults. A bit a of zoo feel, animal wise, but mixed in with native flora and fauna for...More

Thank Cyndee122
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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