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Duke Lemur Center

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Address: 3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: 919 489-3364
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Lemurs - VERY COOL!

It was neat to go on this small tour and see all the lemurs. I'm not much of a nature lover, but this was very cool to see! The tour was not very long at all. Totally doable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was neat to go on this small tour and see all the lemurs. I'm not much of a nature lover, but this was very cool to see! The tour was not very long at all. Totally doable and worth it!

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews 105 reviews
29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was just a wonderful experience. Tour guides are knowledgable and passionate. Our guide, Faye, was so engaging and you could really tell she loved her work. You learn so much about the animals without being bored. We even got to see a baby munch on its first flowers. The tour is about an hour so it's perfect for younger... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We took one of our Cub Scout dens to the Duke Lemur center last summer as part of their working on a STEM based award. Our visit to the Lemur center was interesting, engaging and well organized. The staff seemed engaged and did a great job with keeping the kids interested. The facilities are clean and very modern. I highly... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Plan on spending the day. Tours are great as is just walking around on your own. If you've never seen Lemurs before, you're in for a treat :)

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Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You need to plan ahead and make an appointment but it is well worth it. Interesting story on how this place came to be. If I remember correctly, there are more Lemurs here than in Madagascar where their habitat has declined dramatically.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We took a 10:30 tour and it was cold out - there was ice on the path - so the Lemurs were all inside. We did get to see most of them inside but some of the views were so-so since its through a door and down an aisle way. I found the ringtails curious and actually played a bit... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We did the lemurs live tour. Very informative and interesting. Make sure you visit when it's above 41 degrees you will be able to see them much better. Cute and curious creatures.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Wonderful experience! The place is clean and well-kept. The staff are very knowledgeable and provide a wonderful educational tour.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

You need to plan ahead most of the time to get tickets. But once you're in, it's a fascinating tour. You get to see lots of different lemurs with all kinds of personalities. The tour guides are quite knowledgeable and keep things moving at a pace that keeps everybody engaged.

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had wanted to visit the Duke Lemur Center for quite a while. We found an offer on Groupon for tour tickets, made our reservations, which you should make via phone well in advance of your desired tour date, since they book up early. There are multiple types of tours offered, and some can be quite pricey. However, we chose... More 

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