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“Informative and fun visit to the Lemurs”
Review of Duke Lemur Center

Duke Lemur Center
Ranked #9 of 90 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great tour of the Lemur centre with my two teenage kids. Informative and great to be able to see Lemurs free ranging it as well as in the cages. We did the one hour basic tour which was fine for us.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Not your first thought when visiting Durham or Duke University but a ‘must’ stop if you have the time. More Lemurs here than any where in the world other than their native home of Madagascar. Must book in advance and at least a month in advance is recommended. Best to come between April and October if you want to see them roaming around the forest. Good fun. Great tours.

2  Thank David O
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I visited Duke's Lemur Center, with a tour organized by Carrboro's Park & Recreation. Although it was a somehow interesting visit, guided by a knowledgeable volunteer, I was disappointed, as the animals were caged and difficult to see through the enclosures. I couldn't take any decent pictures because of that.

1  Thank Herbert G
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and the very professionally guided tour that came with it. This is a research facility so you can't roam the grounds by yourself. You have to stay with the group. Reservations suggested. One couple was having keeping their young. It engaged, so people with young children who might not be interested in detailed explanations of the various species of lemurs should be prepared. All the proceeds go back into the care and research ongoing at this facility. Some things are seasonable, so always visit when the temperature is 45 degrees or higher.

2  Thank Rich N
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I went with a friend and took my 3yr old and 4yr old on the Little Lemurs tour. For about 20min or so of the 45 min tour, we sat inside the gift shop and watched a little video on lemurs. We then went outside and briefly looked at all the enclosures. My kids didn't care much about it, esp since it wasn't the easiest viewing for them looking at the lemurs from a distance in a cage. When one adult on the tour asked the guide a question, the adult was rebuked and told only toddlers can ask questions. I couldn't believe it. I would not pay to go back here.

1  Thank _LauraC2009
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