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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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Walking with Lemurs

It was so cool to be next to lemurs with no cages in between you. I got great photos of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jesse M
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Port Saint Joe, Florida
Walking with Lemurs tour

The Lemur Center is great. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly, and they are doing some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Koyangi
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Michigan
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
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"research facility"
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"aye aye"
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"nocturnal lemurs"
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"basic tour"
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"conservation efforts"
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"small group"
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"ring tailed lemurs"
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"tour guide"
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"free range"
in 4 reviews
"different species"
in 8 reviews
"great tour"
in 12 reviews
"their natural habitat"
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"interesting place"
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"gift shop"
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"minute tour"
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"educational experience"
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"answer questions"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so cool to be next to lemurs with no cages in between you. I got great photos of the mongoose lemurs and the rind tails! The caged exhibits were also fantastic! This the only place in the world to see that many lemurs...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lemur Center is great. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly, and they are doing some very interesting research as well as conservation projects here. I took the Walking with Lemurs tour, where our group got to accompany staff members to the free-ranging lemurs' daily...More

1  Thank Koyangi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get a guided tour, which is the best way to learn all the fascinating details about lemurs and their lives. This place has some very rare individuals in captivity, and it is working diligently to prevent extinction. Some of these animals are nocturnal,...More

1  Thank c5mjb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called and left a voice mail message with my phone number about their evening tours and never received a return phone call. So, I cannot comment on the facility.

Thank caio591
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

One can learn so much about these special animals just by visiting & taking A tour. The staff is very well informed . I will go again. Just beautiful

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It is enchanting to do the Walking with Lemurs tour and be out in the forest with free ranging lemurs of different types. We saw ring-tailed and blue-eyed black lemurs. It is so amazing to watch them jumping around in the trees. And coquerel sifakas...More

1  Thank clcline2016
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A great afternoon activity for the whole family. We booked ahead and enjoyed our visit. Great tour leader. Did have some problems seeing all of the lemurs as it was cold outside. Would recommend spring or autumn visits when they are out in their cages...More

1  Thank pctroxell
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

As others have said - you must book in advance to be able to visit. We did without any issues. An interesting tour that includes a 15 minute video and then about a 60 minute tour. Only slight complaint is that our tour guide would...More

Thank Eswau
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

The best way to visit Lemur Center is to call them (919) 401 7240 and schedule a guided tour. The center houses endangered primate species in a large park. The tour is very informative. We highly recommend especially if you have children eager to learn...More

Thank VNM2014
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I’m visiting Duke for my sons basketball camp and tried to get in here last year but couldn’t...got in this year! Book a tour in advance!!! It is worth it! I booked the $90 walking with the Lemur’s tour but you can also book a...More

Thank karenreevespt
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MaureenGamrecki
8 August 2017|
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Our tour was at 1030--- they fed them at that time
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Rroegner
24 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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