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Duke Lemur Center

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Address: 3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
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So adorable!

Took a trip here with my boys (10 & 12) and we all had a fantastic time and learned so much! Lemurs are noisy little guys! Our tour guides were very informative and great at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Took a trip here with my boys (10 & 12) and we all had a fantastic time and learned so much! Lemurs are noisy little guys! Our tour guides were very informative and great at responding to boys questions.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We went on a hot summer's day. There is a fair amount of shade. All the animals are in cages - no touching at any time. The Duke students giving the tours are happy to answer any and all questions. I understand there is a $95 tour where you ***might*** be able to see lemurs in Duke Forest. You must... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great experience for our group. The lemurs are right out in the open (in cages in one area) and our guide was very knowledgeable. We did the guided tour on the paved paths which lasted about an hour. It also included a building which houses the nocturnal species. We really enjoyed the tour.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a one of a kind Lemur experience! These Lemurs are studied to support their continued survival .They roam in very large caged environments and also freely in wooded grounds. The tour includes information about all the types of Lemurs and what is done at The Duke Lemur Center. They are quite fascinating and entertaining animals! Located near downtown... More 

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Thank Anne D
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Where else can you see lemurs? Madagascar, of course, but if you can't go there, this is the place. Lots of lemurs in large cages, but some are allowed to roam free in secure areas. I saw one running along a ridge on the other side of the fence. Well worth the trip to the lemur center.

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Thank Tom Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I loved watching the lemurs. The staff was all so friendly and the guide explained all the different species. The white and black ones liked being near humans.

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Family traveled to town for a Bulls game and discovered the Lemur center by chance. Outstanding tour that combined the history of the center and lemurs as well as the ongoing conservation efforts benefiting them. The walk through the "park" to see the lemurs was very enjoyable and our guide was superb. Must have a reservation! Small groups keep the... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Tips: 1. BRING BUG SPRAY. we forgot ours and wished we had it. The walking tour is 95% outside and the bugs love a free breakfast. 2. Try to book your tour around a feeding time. The animals are super active. :) 3. Ask questions! The tour guides are very knowledgeable and have great information. Test them! :) Definitely set... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great experience getting to see the lemurs at Duke and learn about their life!!! Lots of different animals to look at and discover their habitats!

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Thank Renee R
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Took my friend and her ten year old here. We all loved it! Our student guide was very knowledgeable and answered all the group's questions. The ten year old and I want to visit again and do the Walking with Lemurs tour.

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