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Duke Lemur Center

Address: 3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: 919 489-3364
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Ranked #7 of 27 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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Mebane, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We did the lemurs live tour. Very informative and interesting. Make sure you visit when it's above 41 degrees you will be able to see them much better. Cute and curious creatures.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Wonderful experience! The place is clean and well-kept. The staff are very knowledgeable and provide a wonderful educational tour.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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NC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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London
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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MD
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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