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Duke Lemur Center

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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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It's a strange world that makes these strange critters.

This is not Disney World, it is not the NC Zoo, but it is so very interesting and so wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wayne T
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Rocky Mount, United States
Unique research local with nice public exhibits

I doubt that there is any where else to see this variety of lemurs. There is lots to learn about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CrystalClearTravels
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
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"research facility"
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"behind the scenes"
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"basic tour"
in 6 reviews
"aye aye"
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"tour guide"
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"conservation efforts"
in 5 reviews
"ring tailed lemurs"
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"free range"
in 4 reviews
"lemur experience"
in 3 reviews
"fascinating creatures"
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"love animals"
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"reserve in advance"
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"informational video"
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"slow loris"
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"great tour"
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"different species"
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"their natural habitat"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not Disney World, it is not the NC Zoo, but it is so very interesting and so wonderful. What the people do here to preserve for all of us these interesting and amazing little animals for all of us who would otherwise never...More

Thank Wayne T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I doubt that there is any where else to see this variety of lemurs. There is lots to learn about these relatives of ours, and this is a good place to start.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the center with a group of 17 women. Our guide, Cynthia, was delightful, knowledgeable and articulate. It was a rainy day but she made the visit well worthwhile. I was impressed how well she answered our numerous questions and had extensive knowledge about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice visit but we did not get to see much variety for the “premiere” experience. For $200, two of us went to one enclosure, saw 2 types of lemurs and the nocturnal building- very hard to see. Because it was warm,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Need to book for guided tour of the centre. The guide was friendly and provided a very informative tour.

Thank LAISHSH
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Lemur Center is a worthwhile experience. Unusually chilly weather unfortunately curtailed the viewing on the day of our visit, as the lemurs don’t go outside (where they are more easily viewed) when the temp is below 45 degrees. Reservations must be made in advance,...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We went on a cold morning in Feb. but were able to see many Lemurs playing in their indoor habitats. The guide was VERY knowledgeable. I plan to go back sometime in the warmer months as well! Such good information and a fun walk around...More

Thank Amanda P
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The Lemur center is neat and I enjoyed the tour. I give it three stars as it is small and though the lemurs are cute and hte tour guides knowledgeable you don't actually spend alot of time there. Well managed and well informed staff!

Thank Jedediah S
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Alana was an excellent & knowledgeable guide as my friends and I toured this interesting place. You will see a variety of lemur species; I thought the coolest ones were those that hop to get around - they hop both vertically and horizontally, they don't...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We took a group of 35 homeschoolers, aged 5-13, on an enrichment tour on an absolutely beautiful day (trips go out regardless of weather, so we lucked out). The tour began with a movie about lemurs inside the gift shop, and then we broke up...More

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MaureenGamrecki
9 August 2017|
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Response from Newsbyscott | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was at 1030--- they fed them at that time
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Rroegner
25 June 2017|
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Response from Carl F | Reviewed this property |
There are a few different methods used at the Lemur center for containing the animals. Some are in caged habitats, some are kept in habitats that have both and indoor and an out door contained space for them to move freely... More
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Chuck G
12 February 2017|
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Response from sabimax | Reviewed this property |
The Lemurs are mostly in cages. Once in a while the staff does bring out some lemurs for close ups.
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