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“Always informative.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Duke Lemur Center

Duke Lemur Center
3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
919 489-3364
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Ranked #9 of 72 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Always informative.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Really enjoyed the tour, and the lemurs. Unfortunately they were not out and hard to see. Definitely plan to return in nicer weather

Visited March 2013
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Cary, North Carolina
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“Love this Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This place is awesome! I am going back next month, it's been too long. I love that the lemurs have a safe haven, where they are well-cared for and appreciated.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“This facility is worth a visit and deserves your support”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Looking for a unique and worthwhile experience the next time you visit Durham? Consider a visit to this facility. My wife and I came to Durham to see our daughter graduate from the Nichols School of the Environment at Duke, and during our visit my daughter arranged for a tour of this facility. I'm a biologist and know quite a bit about lemurs already, but found the tour very interesting and worthwhile. For those knowing little about these endangered primates, found in the wild only on the large island of Madagascar, the experience will be close to mind-blowing. This facility, which likely has more lemurs than any other facility in the United States, is doing an amazing job and deserves the public's support. Efforts center around research on and conservation of these unique animals which are well housed and cared for at this facility. After a short informative video about lemurs we were led about the facility by two volunteer guides, both senior citizens, who were quite knowledgeable and did a good job answering questions. I am a zoophile, and have seen ruffed lemurs and ring-tailed lemurs at other zoos and research facilities, so the highlight for me was to be able to see the elusive and nocturnal prosimians that one doesn't often have the opportunity to see -- animals like the aye-aye, mouse lemurs, and loris, which are maintained at this facility.
The fee for the visit to the Duke Lemur Center is modest and the monies go to an excellent cause -- efforts to conserve and better understand and appreciate these unique primates.

Visited May 2013
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Long Beach, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This place is awesome! It's the only place outside of Africa where one can get up close with so many different types of Lemurs and they are really cool!

Visited April 2013
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Madagascar in North Carolina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The largest collection of lemurs outside of Madagascar and in the spring summer and early fall you can even see them playing and swinging through the high branches of the forest.

Visited April 2013
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