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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
j k
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 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 

1 Thank Catdad3x
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 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

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