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Duke Lemur Center

3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
919 489-3364
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Ranked #8 of 36 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
63 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Man... I really struggled with the rating here. For what you see, this is clearly a "5". So, gee, TripAdvisor fans, why am I giving it a "4"? Because to get there, I spent $600. Don't get me wrong, I don't regret it - but my circumstances aren't necessarily yours. Why? I have 2 kids: - An 18-year old who... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Surprised my 14 year old with this and it was worth every minute. Tour consisted of just 4 of us. Guide was very knowledgeable and sweet.. tour should have lasted 1 hour but went almost 2 hours.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very interesting informative tours. Just love those freaky cute lemurs and aye ayes. Duke has the largest collection of these fuzzy dude in the us! Visit when you can, they are great

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Duke Lemur Center is a great way to learn about these unique creatures and get up close with them. We did the basic tour and were able to see many of the center's inhabitants. The tour lasted about 75 minutes so is appropriate for all ages and the trails are very accessible and easy to walk. This was a great... More

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This facility has an interesting collection of lemurs They are housed in pairs in units that make viewing easy as you walk through the grounds. Attended a wedding here, nice gazebo and landscaped area. Just when the minister started the ceremony two of the lemurs started "talking". Loudly and heartily. It was a hoot.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I went with a group of 7, varied ages. We had a blast. The guide we had was very knowledgeable about the lemurs and the facility. The lemurs are in cages, but you have a good view of them all. The entire group laughed when the lemurs started "talking to each other" it echoed around the facility. Very funny. Thank... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Lemur Center is a fantastic facility that has something for young and old alike. The guides are extremely knowledgeable about the lemurs and the facility. There is sincerely some amazing work going on here and the lemurs are provided the best of care. I'm sincerely looking forward to my next visit.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I had planned to go with just my seven-year-old, but circumstances caused me to end up taking both my seven-year-old son and my two-year-old daughter. This is NOT a good activity for small people. My son was extremely curious and welcomed the chance to ask as many questions and he had. I was also very interested in the lemurs, but... More

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The city south of the USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was my daughter's dream come true! It was her ambition to visit the Duke Lemur Centre. It was a very pleasant experience for us as we participated in a Guided lemur tour with a very knowledgeable host and then watched the lemurs "paint" works of art for us which we were allowed to take home with us. It was... More

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went for the "Lemurs Live!" tour - inexpensive at $9 for seniors. The video before the tour was quite interesting and informative but the tour itself was disappointing. The guide kept telling us to take lots of pictures but that was impossible since one only got to glimpse the lemurs through a mesh-fence and/or glass. The guide essentially repeated... More

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