White Oak Plantation tour
with Amelia Island Nature Center
Did you know that the Nature Center at Omni Amelia Island Plantation offers a White Oak Plantation tour to discover the unique Conservation Center? White Oak is truly a one-of-a-kind place located near Amelia Island on 7,400 acres of wetlands and forest. Owned and operated by the Howard Gilman Foundation, their mission is to promote endeavors in wildlife conservation and also the arts.
On our unique White Oak Plantation tour, you can get hugged by a huge polar bear and even see Geronimo’s vest on a tour of the Big Game room and conference center. Then take a few dance steps at the Mikhail Baryshnikov Dance studio that’s attached. Next, enjoy a guided tour on a trolley through the Conservation Center and see some of the rarest wild animals including cheetahs, rhinos, giraffes and more. White Oak is an important international center for research, breeding, training, education and field programs. They are one of the largest breeding facilities for Cheetahs and Okapis in the U.S. They breed and are home to three species of rhinos, giraffes, zebras, birds, several species of antelopes, and more wild animals. The last stop on our tour is the gift shop with unique treasures to complete your trip.
Check out some of the animals we saw on our recent visit:
To plan your tour to see and support this refuge for animals, people and ideas, call the Nature Center at (904) 321-5082. Prepare to have an experience that few have had and you will never forget!