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Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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Address: 711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410-1019
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+1 912-395-1212
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Great outing with the kids

Our first visit was with a school field trip, have been back now many times. It's a nice walk and there are lots of animals to see. They also do wonderful camps in the summer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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11 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit was with a school field trip, have been back now many times. It's a nice walk and there are lots of animals to see. They also do wonderful camps in the summer.

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Dacula, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Docent in the info center was knowledgeable and friendly. The trails were well marked. The hint to take the trail backward to see the wolves before it got too hot was a great idea. It was nice to know the animals had been rescues. The walk can be long and a lot of the trail is wooden plank, but the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good walking wildlife refuge very close to River St area. Lots of nature on display. Most of the trails are shaded so the heat wasn't an issue. A good variety of all kinds of wildlife - bobcats, gators, a cougar, wolves, owls, a bald eagle, and hawks to name the ones that come to mind. I wish the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute place. Worth the price. Easy to walk the trails to see each animal. When we visited unfortunately they did not have the foxes available to see or the large birds. The wolves for me were the main attraction. Awesome to see them up close! Very active. The cougar was lazily laying in the sun pretty far away- so... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great. They care about the local environment and animals and you can take a lovely outdoor walk experiencing both. A good way for those downtown to see what the outdoors is like around Savannah. This is a good stop between downtown and Tybee.

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Pelham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was well worth the money for the family, $19.00 for a family of five. Money better spent than at the Savannah Childrens Mueseum and Train Mueseum. We saw multiple animals that are there because they had been rescued due to injury or other circumstances. The walk was easy and comfortable, but will highly recommend buying bug repellant for the... More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Very affordable and if you just want to get outside and get some fresh air it's a neat place to do that. Two miles of trails through the woods and marshes with stops along the way to view the animals

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We finally made it to the Oatland Island Wildlife Center! This is a great place to visit, especially if you have curious children. The prices are reasonable and there is lots of room for parking. Bring your hiking shoes, water, and a camera! The walking trail is just a little over a mile long, and if the animals cooperate, you... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Visited this wildlife centre in early February and it was a rather enjoyable visit. They are not a rescue centre per se, but offer some educational services, especially for children. The site isn’t very big and is well signposted. The walking trails/ paths are very pleasant, so are some of the residents here. E.g. thanks to a group of visiting... More 

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Kirkville, New York
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We took my three year old here and it was quite enjoyable, it was an affordable outing that allowed us to explore some of Georgia's Nature and animals. The wolf and Cougar exhibits were very nice. For a smaller park they do a great job, worth a stop if near by.

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