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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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Great Place to Visit with Children and Adults

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Our tour group was split into two groups. We heard a little from both guides before the actual tour and knew exactly which guide we wanted. Unfortunately, we were "assigned" to the other guide, who just didn't do a very good presentation. I feel like we spent $24 for a mediocre tour. Had we gotten the guide who spoke clearly,... More 

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Advance, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My family and I went here last week, and we loved it!! Lemurs are such beautiful creatures. We were here on a day the temperature rose to 99 degrees in Durham, and we had such a fun tour, led by Hannibal. He carried a bag of Craisins and was able to lure lemurs right to the front of their cages.... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The tour came highly recommended to us by a Raleigh-Durham local, and while the facility is tucked doesn't look anything like the photos on the website, I was impressed at each point of the 90-minute tour by how much I learned about efforts to protect and preserve these endangered animals and their habitat, which is today limited to the island... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It is a bit pricey, but this is an excellent place to see Lemurs up close and the talks the guides give are very in depth. You can ask any and all questions. It's very interesting.

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Chapel Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I just did the basic tour - I thought I would see some lemurs in the natural habitat as you see on the website. But the basic tour just takes you in some of the housing units where you see some lemurs. If you can afford it, probably the tour that takes you out in the woods to see them... 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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