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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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Friendly NONPROFIT -- Only by Reservation -- Reserve in Advance

Very nice NONPROFIT facility. Tours only by reservation, and unless you are lucky, those reservations need to be made weeks in advance. Get to see both diurnal (awake in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice NONPROFIT facility. Tours only by reservation, and unless you are lucky, those reservations need to be made weeks in advance. Get to see both diurnal (awake in the day) and nocturnal Lemurs and a few related species. The ones you see are in cages, but the facility hosts many more that are in "habitat areas" of 1 -... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I just took our 11 year old grandson to the Walking with Lemurs tour in Durham. We had a wonderful time and our guide - Hannibal - was very informative about the different lemurs we saw and what their habitat in Madagascar would be like. As we approached the different lemurs he would shake his container of... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took two children. The price is ok, but be prepared for walking and a tour guide giving you lots of information. We were expecting more--it was just walking and stopping at the cages. We did like seeing the lemurs, but before the hour tour ended, my 9 year old grand was over it. It was extremely hot the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Incredible research facility that allows visitors in for tours. My 9y daughter and I loved the twilight tours; they answered so many questions! We were face to face with so many different types of lemurs! Incredible staff and incredible animals! We're coming back!

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Duke Lemur Center is a wonderful place to visit. I particularly recommend the "Walking with Lemurs" tour. It is expensive at $95/pp, but well worth it at least once in a lifetime. Seeing the Sifakas dance and jump from tree to tree is spectacular. You also visit the caged lemurs on this tour but the highlight is clearly being... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Well done and interesting. Best is that you learn the history of these beautiful animals and concerns about the danger of them becoming extinct. Lots of info on their natural habitat and the work that is being done to save them.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Lemurs are amazing. I could sit and watch them for hours. The guides lead you through a fun, casual and informative tour about these animals from Madagascar. As a research center, you learn about animal behavior and conservation challenges. Just call ahead and make a reservation. Their booking system is bonkers -- takes forever to get call back. Please, Duke,... More 

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Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Unique place with a great tour and close-up experience with lemurs. Can't find this anywhere else! Worth a trip.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you like nature you should come to this unique lad. Lemurs are actually in danger and this is the one place in the US to hear about their habits and what is being done to save these lovely creatures.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I definitely recommend this, but my negative is that I felt my "tour" was a bit too long. First, I sat in a room waiting for my orientation film to begin. We were late starting because a couple of tour members (for my time slot) were late. The film was o.k. but too long. I can see films on YouTube.... More 

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Address: 3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: 919 489-3364
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham

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