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Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

(4.5/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
At Oatland Island Wildlife Center, you'll learn about the wildlife and plants of Georgia and see 150 animals from 50 different species in their natural habitats. Follow a trail that leads through forests and marshes and see cougars, bison, alligators, bobcats, and birds of prey. Check out special educational programs offered for children and parents including animal encounters and storytelling. Visit an exhibit that features wolves, reptiles, armadillos, and flying squirrels or view more domestic animals in the farm area. Put Oatland Island Wildlife Center into our Savannah travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Not commercialized and allows you to see animals up close. very clean and well care for center. Lots of walking through woody area and the marsh is quite nice to walk through. Lots of young parents wi...  more »
  • A place located in what was once a cotton plantation; the beautiful mansion is now the center of interpretation and where are restrooms and gift shop. Most of the animals that are displayed have arrived there in poor conditions and if after their rehabilitation may not return to nature reside there. They are very nice all the areas that we could visit, unfortunately by October 2016 had caused large damage that Hurricane Andrew in the area, had many places that were still not eligible to the public, including the wolves at this time. The entrance is a reasonable price of $5. The Lord mansion reception told us that despite large damages, any animal left wounded. Those who could were transferred to a distant campus at 3 pm there and that the transfer was not possible, I was taking care of much of the staff. The same man asks you of where you are and makes you put a red dot sticker on a large map indicating that place derived visitors. It is a place to walk enough, everything outdoors, when I went there were a few mosquitoes. I do not think that it is a place to visit in summer, since in winter the day we were with t-shirt and the Sun beat strong. There are designated places for picnics. While there is no transport public to reach the area, they are not more than 15 minutes by car from the city centre. Certainly recommend to visit it, pass a cute tomorrow in the place.
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  • On the way to the Beach from downtown Savannah, stop in to this wonderful, natural setting that houses many wildlife animals in natural habitats. Very Educational Center set on the marshes of Savannah...  more »
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  • I always grade with value in mind also, not just on the appeal of the attraction. And I exaggerate not a bit when I tell you this is a SUPERB value. My teen boys loved it and the exhibits were educational and not exploitative in nature. In fact the facility is run by the Chatham Co. Public Schools system. There were bison, wolves even a couple of bald eagles. For $5 a head this was an exceptional value. My 16 y.o. even got in for $3. Yes, you read that right.
  • The employees were wonderful. The exhibits were pretty cool. The downside for me was that it was not very handicapped accessible. I use a knee scooter and could not use it on many of the dirt trails between exhibits. I would not have made it if I was not able to walk a little bit.
  • Great family fun. Savannah's zoo!! Ready for it to reopen-my wife and I miss our weekend walks.
  • Beautiful nature trails. Great for a adventure with the children or just some time with yourself to enjoy nature. Loved all the animals too
  • A wonderful place to take a relaxing walk on nice trails, while learning about the animals that can be found throughout the trails. A great place for kids and adults.