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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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Interesting place to visit with adults or children

Recently went on the Lemur Live tour with my parents. Fairly easy (mostly paved) and slow paced tour through a portion of the grounds. Group of about 15 people and all could get a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rachel M
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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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105 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently went on the Lemur Live tour with my parents. Fairly easy (mostly paved) and slow paced tour through a portion of the grounds. Group of about 15 people and all could get a chance to hear the guide and see the animals. Our guide (Alana?) was very friendly, informative, and approachable. She was able to answer all the questions... More 

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Thank Rachel M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour was very interesting and educational. I think it is more suited for school age children since there is a lot of talking/education that occurs but it was a great time. I would suggest going in the warmer months but our January visit was still very cool.

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Thank Verucak
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see if you like unique animals and by just going you are contributing to their survival by paying for your tour! The gift shop is awesome,short video is very informative and the guide was super nice! The animals are adorable and are people friendly! You get to see nocturnal and diurnal lemurs! This requires a reservation.... More 

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Thank BeachMom33
Durham, North Carolina
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89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're in Durham for any length of time, you have got to go! Super informative and eco-friendly. You cannot touch the lemurs, but you get great views and the distance maintains a healthy lifestyle for the lemurs!

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Thank lizziemcmizzie
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun trip with the grandson, and our second visit overall. We enjoyed ourselves. Although we did not learn an encyclopedia's worth of information, we left knowing a lot more about these cute and beautiful animals. The nocturnal exhibit was interesting, but our grandson did not spot the animals right away, so, he got bored with that part.... More 

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Thank doug k
Charlotte, North Carolina
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128 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, you have to have a reservation to get in but that's not a problem. The problem came when 4 extra people were allowed into the group at the last minute and 1 tour guide had a family emergency. That left us with 27 people and 1 guide, a bit much. The video presented before the tour was... More 

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Thank SoFudie
Durango, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This was a very enjoyable and educational experience. Guides are knowledgeable and tour takes you close to the lemurs. My kids loved it to0.

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Thank Colorado_Traveler33
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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170 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I have been to Madagascar and I was very excited to learn there is a lemur center in the United States. It is not very scientific nor is it a pleasurable adventure to experience the lemur. The film is very elementary and not interesting. There are few varieties,of,lemurs and the access to view them is very minimal. Having visited other... More 

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Thank Joan K
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My wife and I decided to tour around Durham and came across the Lemur Center. Should you have time to kill, it is a good place as it will entertain you and even help you gain some knowledge regarding Lemurs. Pros: Very interesting place due to the fact that the research their scientists are doing will be beneficial to mankind.... More 

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Thank MrGlobeTrotter1965
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I went in March and it wasn't as much fun as the summer. A real destination. Make reservations online.

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