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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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1. Biggest collection of lemurs outside of Madagascar 2. You need to make reservation ahead of time 3. You will need to watch painful 15-min video before actual tour 4. Do not... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

1. Biggest collection of lemurs outside of Madagascar 2. You need to make reservation ahead of time 3. You will need to watch painful 15-min video before actual tour 4. Do not go in winter since all lemurs will be inside, where access to lemurs is very limited

Thank Igorek007
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We loved it. These people are doing great work for the last 50 years saving this near extinct animal. We took the tour and saw many different species our tour guides were super and were very small Interactive with the kids on the tour. We visited this past weekend and it was great but I think I will come back... More 

1 Thank Rage-a-holic
Raleigh, NC
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293 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We took the basic tour (reservation only) and really enjoyed it. There were about 10 in our group including 3-4 children (ages about 8-10) and they seemed to enjoy it also. The Center is centrally located and easy to find. There is plenty to parking. It lasted about 1.25 hours which might have been a little long except we had... More 

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Timberlake, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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
Reviewed 12 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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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 2 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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