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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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Favorite place for our family

We were cheerfully greeted by an older lady who had lived on the island her entire life. She... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Even my teens thought it was cool!

I took my two teens there last week and they thought it was really cool. It was a HOT day but there... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
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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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were cheerfully greeted by an older lady who had lived on the island her entire life. She introduced Oatland Island to us and explained what the different areas displayed inside were and what we could expect outside. That wonderful introduction set the tone for...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my two teens there last week and they thought it was really cool. It was a HOT day but there is so much shade that we stayed fairly cool throughout the park. I was surprised how big it was considering how cheap the...More

Thank 23TheDunns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed looking at the different animals through out the center. It did take several minutes to get from exhibit to exhibit. They definitely had them spread out. We really enjoyed watching the wolves play. The little viewing area was air conditioned so that was...More

1  Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main building is pretty cool....with various snakes and turtles among other creatures. Definitely pack some bug spray and sun screen for the walk. The foxes were off exhibit when we visited so we did not see them. Two animals, bobcats and white tail deer,...More

Thank Bryson C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family was very impressed with the center. There were many animals to see. It has a nice walking trail where you can see the animals.It is a great place to take pictures.

Thank wcbjrmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our quiet walk at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. One of the highlights for us was the number of visible nests and baby birds surrounding a pond. We saw a variety of egrets, storks and other wading birds. Most of the walk was...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I were staying at Tybee, and one of our group noted the sign for the Center on the way over. After reading the nice reviews here at TA, we gave it a try. It was an overcast afternoon in early June, so...More

1  Thank petergoode2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here yesterday with our grandson. Very nice 2 mile walk through the woods. There are various outdoor animal habitats which we really enjoyed. The animals were active unlike some zoos where they just lay in a corner far away from guests. I would...More

1  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So this facility houses creatures that are not able to exist in nature on their own, either from being injured and sent by veterinarians or born in captivity so keeping that in perspective do not expect a safari adventure. Admission was $5.00 and the trail...More

Thank OBX717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across this place by accident but loved it!! Lots of local animals, small petting zoo, and plenty of info to learn!

Thank Cconner7886
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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