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Duke Lemur Center

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Address: 3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
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+1 919-489-3364

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Fabulous way to get to know lemurs

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... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2016
Jenn H
Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Jenn H
El Paso, Texas
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

Thank sabimax
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

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.

Thank DYHGarden
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124 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed August 9, 2016

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.

Thank Lisa C
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 4, 2016

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.

1 Thank RickTravelor
Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Took a trip here with my boys (10 & 12) and we all had a fantastic time and learned so much! Lemurs are noisy little guys! Our tour guides were very informative and great at responding to boys questions.

Thank Cindy M
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We went on a hot summer's day. There is a fair amount of shade. All the animals are in cages - no touching at any time. The Duke students giving the tours are happy to answer any and all questions. I understand there is a $95 tour where you ***might*** be able to see lemurs in Duke Forest. You must... More 

Thank Susan P

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