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Duke Lemur Center

3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
919 489-3364
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Ranked #9 of 36 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Durham, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Located a couple of miles from Duke's West Campus, the Lemur Center is a research facility that allows public tours. You do need to make a reservation and you have to stay with the guide the entire time. We visited on a day where there was alternate sunshine and pouring rain, but still had a great time. Our guide, George,... More

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Edgewood
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

As others said, it's rather educational. And the most important part, lemurs are so adorable. Just one thing, don't go there in cold weathers. When it's cold, you are not likely to see lemurs outside.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband and I very much enjoyed our tour of the Lemur Center. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Most of the tour is outside, so consider the weather. We only wished we had remember bug spray. I highly recommend visiting the Lemur Center for any age!

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Raleigh, nc
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

These little creatures are fascinationg, so my wife and I decided to take a tour of the center. The tour started with a video presentation that was entertaining and informative. The we met our tour guide, who was energetic, enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and and intelligent. She (Cathy?) was simply terrific and made the tour very special. We thought we knew... More

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63 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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