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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Angela W
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Angela W
Roslindale, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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Thank Jenn H
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank sabimax
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Chapel Hill, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lemurs are endangered and the DLC has been helping save the lemurs and Madagascar for over forty years. They have a variety of tours available to see the lemurs up close. Highly recommend for all ages. Good cause.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a lemur fan, the center has the most lemurs outside of Madagascar. Call ahead and sign up for a tour. We had teens with us so did the short hour tour. Saw several varieties and learned a lot about them. The "Walk with Lemurs" tour sounds the most fun where they are loose and running around you.... More 

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Thank treehugger_12
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean and well-organized facility with many species of lemurs. You don't get to see much on the general tour. The behind the scenes or walk with the lemurs tours are much better, but more pricey.

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Thank Lisa C
Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must have reservations for tours; no access if not in scheduled tuor. Definitely stay with guided tour; provides better access and great commentary. For someone with normal/minor interest in animals, was very interesting and educational. We went as adults, would be very interesting to kids. Good on hot days as mostly in shade. Well maintained and well orchestrated.

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Thank RickTravelor
Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They're doing great science with lemurs here, but as a visitor I found it disappointing. Could not see the lemurs up close that much, and the necessity of being with a tour guide who talked too much and repeated too many of his same points wore me down. I forget now how long the tour was, but it seemed like... More 

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