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Duke Lemur Center

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Address: 3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
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+1 919-489-3364

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If you cannot go to Madagascar go here for wonderful primates

The drive in to the center through Duke forest can be a Jurassic moment if the lemurs are making noise. The center has been wonderfully upgraded, mostly for the lemurs. The visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The drive in to the center through Duke forest can be a Jurassic moment if the lemurs are making noise. The center has been wonderfully upgraded, mostly for the lemurs. The visit is better for the other primates (us) with better walkways and more organized holding pens. The staff guides are very informative and know each animal by name. Lemurs... More 

Thank beentheretooo
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time here but will not be the last. Great tour Guide that was informative and friendly. Have to come back in warmer weather for full effect

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Timberlake, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 16 November 2016

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

Thank hkass

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