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Duke Lemur Center

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

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Fun Daytrip W/ The Kids

This is a small but really fun place to look at these amazing creatures. Definitely a stop worth making if you love animals!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Timberlake, North Carolina
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Timberlake, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small but really fun place to look at these amazing creatures. Definitely a stop worth making if you love animals!

Thank spud1296
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We just took a tour of the lemur centre and I have to say, it was fantastic and we saw lots of different species of lemurs. The tour guide Faye was very good and informative and was able to answer every question asked. We were a party of 4 with a baby and we were very lucky to be the... More 

Thank Amy20p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

First off, please know that all of the tours are by reservation only and they are not free. The admission fees help to fund the activities of the center so it's well worth the money for sure, but a lot of people came on my tour day and were disappointed to find out that they couldn't get on a tour... More 

1 Thank Emily M
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Watch the lemurs in their Buddha like poses and hear professionals lecture about these fascinating animals.

Thank FanofMarkTwain
Solon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Very interesting collection of lemurs. Many different varieties. Well worth the time and money to see these curious creatures.

Thank hkass
Frederick, Maryland
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We didn't realize you needed reservations to tour the Lemur Center. When we arrived the young ladies working at the center were very understanding. We waited until the time of the tour and given that one group did not show, we were able to participate in the next tour. The staff were very knowledgeable about lemurs and about the specific... More 

1 Thank 1122RTD
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Lemurs are adorable! The research center does a great service and is very educational. The standard tour consists of watching a painfully corny movie that is geared for kids, then being escorted around a half dozen or so cages to view different varieties of Lemurs. The older male tour guide never stopped talking for a second, would have been nice... More 

Thank NatureLoverNC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

You need to make a reservation to tour this site. It's well worth your time. You have a tour group leader and learn about the behavior of the Lemurs and why they are so important to understand. This was a great learning experience

1 Thank Heidi D
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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.

Thank Squirrel0007
Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

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.

Thank TBIDoc

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