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Duke Lemur Center

#8 of 77 things to do in Durham Features Animals
3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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The Center is a lemur SANCTUARY! DO NOT expect to be immersed in the lemur habitat. The folks... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Not much to it

The tour guide was nice and knowledgeable. The lemurs were cute, however, we were disappointed at... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Nate S
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Center is a lemur SANCTUARY! DO NOT expect to be immersed in the lemur habitat. The folks there are quite nice and the guide we had was quite knowledgeable about lemurs. There are quite a variety of lemur species to see; HOWEVER, you only...More

Thank dwlasher
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The tour guide was nice and knowledgeable. The lemurs were cute, however, we were disappointed at how short the tour was. We walked around to like 5 different lemur cages and then we were done. I was kind of disappointed, with all the positive reviews...More

Thank Nate S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Saw almost nothing for $12. Also, First stop the tour guide was some kid, Patrick, who talked way too fast in that slurred, 20-something-speak, and who would not slow down and enunciate when asked to modify his presentation style. Can't/won't recommend.

Thank marleyjune
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A chance to see lemurs outside of Madagascar. I felt good supporting this exhibit and the volunteers who work there. Set in the Duke forest it is a true sanctuary for the endangered lemurs.

Thank Hopalong605
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went in a group of four with advance reservations. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and quick to answer our questions/concerns. This is truly a gem of a place.

Thank jrk52016
Reviewed 10 July 2017

So I didn't go with family, but several friends who belong to the same outdoors group. The Lemur Center looks to be a beautifuly managed facility dedicated to studying and behavioral research on Lemurs. But, I must admit, it's their cuteness that endeared me to...More

Thank CUbeMan
Reviewed 26 June 2017

These prosimian creatures are fascinating, and the Duke Lemur Center has a good variety of them, including crowned lemurs, blue-eyed black lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs, ruffed lemurs, and Coquerel's sifaka ("shifack") lemurs, made famous by the Kratt Brothers' first show Zoboomafoo. The friendly and knowledgeable staffers...More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We had been wanting to visit the Lemur Center for several years and finally had the opportunity. We made reservations several weeks in advance for the Walking with Lemurs tour - highly recommended! We spent time in a forest enclosure with ring-tailed lemurs and Coquerel's...More

1  Thank mokie_boone
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Must make advanced reservations....you can call to get on waiting list. They don't book tours on Tuesday

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Where the Lemur Center is located is more than just one place. There are so many things to see and a park where kids can make all the noise they want. The Lemurs are so much fun to watch. This is not for an hour,...More

1  Thank Betty E
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9 August 2017|
Response from Newsbyscott | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was at 1030--- they fed them at that time
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
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.