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Duke Lemur Center

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Address: 3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
Phone Number: +1 919-489-3364
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Emily M
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Solon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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

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Thank Heidi D
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Hyattsville, Maryland, United States
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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.

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Thank TBIDoc
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Lemurs are a rare species from Madagascar and the Duke Lemur Center provides you with the rare opportunity of getting up, close and personal with them!

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This amazing collection of lemurs, the largest outside Madagascar, is a sight to behold. Note that several tours are available, including ones that go through the forest. The standard tour provides a close-up view and the guide is extremely knowledgeable about not only the animals but preservation efforts in Madagascar and research studies being conducted with the lemurs in Durham... More 

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