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Duke Lemur Center

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Address: 3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
Phone Number: 919 489-3364
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The lemurs are waiting for you!

This is a great place to visit. The lemurs are adorable. It's very educational. It's a great place to bring kids to come see and learn about lemurs which, outside of a place like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
TBIDoc
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Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was pleasant and informative but might be a bit on the expensive side for some people who have lots of kids, depending on the tour you are doing.

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Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit. The lemurs are adorable. It's very educational. It's a great place to bring kids to come see and learn about lemurs which, outside of a place like the Duke Lemur Center, can only be found in their natural habitat in Madagascar.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lemurs are a rare species from Madagascar and the Duke Lemur Center provides you with the rare opportunity of getting up, close and personal with them!

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This amazing collection of lemurs, the largest outside Madagascar, is a sight to behold. Note that several tours are available, including ones that go through the forest. The standard tour provides a close-up view and the guide is extremely knowledgeable about not only the animals but preservation efforts in Madagascar and research studies being conducted with the lemurs in Durham... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute must tour in the area. Faye took us on an extraordinary tour of the center and discussed, in conjunction with a short video, what the center is doing here and abroad. If you have the time and money book (early) the enclosure tour for $95. We had a great time and got lots of exposure to many varieties.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great information on Lemurs and to see them in the natural habitat was really awesome. They take you through a video in the beginning and then has a tour guide. It is really a great experience for all ages.

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Roslindale, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We had our 1st visit to Duke's Lemur Center and it was so interested. Beth our tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. It was a morning tour so it was still cool outside which was nice. The Lemurs are so cute to look at. I enjoyed seeing the different varieties. They got fed while we were there and they... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We went on the walk with Lemurs tour - so it was pricey, but worth it. We spent about an hour or so with the lemurs in the forest. Nothing between us and them. And the guides were very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. It as a great way to experience the lemurs and to see the work... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

If you like lemurs this the place to go. Nice staff, not too many lemurs can be seen though! Good outing for kids.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

It was fall, they are warm weather creatures, so I understand that the lemurs are indoors - but 2 of the buildings were CLOSED! So we walked around the outside edges of those buildings and saw some lemurs, but missed out on all the lemurs! It is a cool way to burn a couple of hours, and there is a... More 

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