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Duke Lemur Center

Address: 3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: 919 489-3364
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Ranked #9 of 27 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

You need to plan ahead most of the time to get tickets. But once you're in, it's a fascinating tour. You get to see lots of different lemurs with all kinds of personalities. The tour guides are quite knowledgeable and keep things moving at a pace that keeps everybody engaged.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We had wanted to visit the Duke Lemur Center for quite a while. We found an offer on Groupon for tour tickets, made our reservations, which you should make via phone well in advance of your desired tour date, since they book up early. There are multiple types of tours offered, and some can be quite pricey. However, we chose... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The volunteer led tour was really informative. The guide knew lots of interesting facts that really made the trip worthwhile. We visited in the fall, so the lemurs were in the indoor facilities. This wasn't bad, though- since the lemurs were still really active (and vocal at times). We definitely want to go back during the summer so we can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Well worth a trip to see the animals and the work that Duke are doing for conservation. I think visiting when the animals are outside would be a better experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My son and I loved this tour. The lemurs are so interesting to see and the tour guide taught us some interesting stuff!

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Located a couple of miles from Duke's West Campus, the Lemur Center is a research facility that allows public tours. You do need to make a reservation and you have to stay with the guide the entire time. We visited on a day where there was alternate sunshine and pouring rain, but still had a great time. Our guide, George,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

As others said, it's rather educational. And the most important part, lemurs are so adorable. Just one thing, don't go there in cold weathers. When it's cold, you are not likely to see lemurs outside.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband and I very much enjoyed our tour of the Lemur Center. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Most of the tour is outside, so consider the weather. We only wished we had remember bug spray. I highly recommend visiting the Lemur Center for any age!

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Raleigh, nc
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

These little creatures are fascinationg, so my wife and I decided to take a tour of the center. The tour started with a video presentation that was entertaining and informative. The we met our tour guide, who was energetic, enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and and intelligent. She (Cathy?) was simply terrific and made the tour very special. We thought we knew... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Man... I really struggled with the rating here. For what you see, this is clearly a "5". So, gee, TripAdvisor fans, why am I giving it a "4"? Because to get there, I spent $600. Don't get me wrong, I don't regret it - but my circumstances aren't necessarily yours. Why? I have 2 kids: - An 18-year old who... More 

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