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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

nice tours and its good to learn about the lemur and understand how much they need our help good for kids and adults

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Raleigh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

nice tours and its good to learn about the lemur and understand how much they need our help good for kids and adults

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Long Island, NY
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

then you will find it surprisingly in Durham! Outside of Madagascar they have the world's largest collection of lemurs - cute critters who can be very active and engaging if not too hot outside. The tour guides make all the difference otherwise you will just whip past all the caged areas holding the various species. Not as much fun as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My sister insisted that we go see the Lemurs. In my mind it was some strange facility. In reality it's an open-air section of the woods that has spacious, humane cages for the Lemurs so that research can be done in order to prevent them from going extinct. I was impressed by the quality of the grounds, the level of... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

So you think lemurs are cute? well, they are but you can see and learn so much more here at the Duke Lemur center. Take advantage of planning ahead and take the tour. Fun and enjoyable for children and adults.

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Cameron, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My husband and I took the Walking with Lemurs tour, which took us inside the enclosure of a group of ring-tailed and red-fronted lemurs. It was wonderful to observe and photograph them without barriers! We remained outside the enclosures for the remainder of the tour, as many of the other lemurs apparently like to bite. Our guide told us about... More 

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Bucks County , Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Just a wonderful experience. It is spacious, clean, caring employees, and very special experience to meet some of our ancestors.

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Urbana, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A remarkable effort to preserve and protect the lemurs of Madagascar! Need to make an appointment prior.

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new jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Our guide seemed to know everything about these little guys. We toured the facility, asked lots of questions and bought tee shirts to support their cause. This is a nice was to spend part of a day with family, especially children.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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