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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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A great tour for everyone. The walk is easy. Our guide was so knowledgeable and it was very interesting. A gem close to my new home town. Can't wait to go back and take a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A great tour for everyone. The walk is easy. Our guide was so knowledgeable and it was very interesting. A gem close to my new home town. Can't wait to go back and take a feeding tour.

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Sea Girt, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We visited the Duke Lemur Center as a "bonus" for our youngest son after having dragged him around on a number of campus tours. If your schedule allows, do the morning tour that provides access to the "free range" section of the center. That's where, literally, the lemurs are free to roam and are not in enclosures/cages. Well worth a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

WOW! we did the tour where we got to go into the enclosure with the lemurs. One of the females came down and was touching the camera lens...talk about a close up! Watching them eat and move was fascinating! I would not recommend this for small children, as we had to stay quiet and fairly still when we were close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The fact that this is a non-for-profit organization that saves and helps these amazing and cute animals makes it all worth it for paying to enter. I read some reviews about complaining about the price? It is NOT that expensive, especially for the great things they do for NON PROFIT. Make sure you reserve in advance! I went on a... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We recently enjoyed a tour of the center and had an enthusiastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable and informative! These fascinating creatures are endangered and outside of their native habitat of Madagasgar, the Lemur Center has the most lemurs in the world. Doing vital research to preserve these intelligent and beautiful animals as well as conservation work to improve their home... More 

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winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Hi folks like my title, but i think we rushed through the Duke Lemur Center and I wished we would have had more time. These little animals are amazing, They are very personable and inviting. The tour guide we had was very knowledgeable and made the experience very worth while, we were a mixed group from young kids and seniors.

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

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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