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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Address: Banks Road | PO. Box N-4105, Eleuthera
Phone Number: 242-332-3831
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Ranked #5 of 26 Attractions in Eleuthera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Paris, France
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Levy Preserve is worth the visit! My husband and I went there a few days ago and we had such a great time there. We stayed about 2 hours and enjoyed ourselves very much! The entrance fee is $5 per adult and $3 per child. It is open from 9am to 5pm. It is a great place where you... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The park is an excellent presentation of the flora and fauna of Eleuthera. Unfortunately, I was the first explorer of the day to clear away all of the spider webs across the path to Ethan's Tower. I was covered in spider webs and absolutely freaked out with fear I was covered in spiders. If you are the first visitor of... More

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Culver City, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This place was just down the road from our place and we wanted a change of pace from beachcombing...and was pleasantly surprised by how extensive this preserve really was.

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Dublin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was a nice way to spend a couple of hours finding out about native plants and habitat on the island Well laid out and very pleasant and helpful staff - they even offer bug spray!

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Bentonville, Arkansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Each time you walk the beautiful trails you'll encounter something new. The boardwalk through the mangroves is an adventurous and fun walk. The water features are alive with turtles and birds. They even have water lilies. Take a leisurely stroll through winding trails with different plants tucked in even turn to Ethan's Tower. The climb to the top will provide... More

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Baltimore, MD
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After a week spent saying, "I wonder what kind of plant that is..." we finally had all our questions answered at the Native Plant Preserve. Don't miss the Lookout Tower. The people who work there are very knowledgeable and were happy to answer our questions after our 1 hour strooll throught the preserve.

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Hampton, Virginia
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We like supporting things that tells the story of indiginous flora and fauna and what "settles" introduced to these islands. The Levy preserve is well maintained, laid out and staffed with knowledgeable people who take pride in what they are trying to accomplish. We are always interested in the plant life that locals for centuries used to cure ailments and... More

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I happened to pop into the preserve while our kids were horseback riding at OceanView farms. The preserve is very thought out and very interesting. The facility is beautiful. It provides information and examples of indigenous plants and the history of the origin of those in Eleuthera. Great for those interested in learning something about the island... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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150 reviews 150 reviews
52 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I quickly learned that matching the number of the plant we were looking at to the name of the plant on the sheet they gave us was a waste of time as I would never remember them. I also expected to know the specific type of ailment that was to be treated by each plant rather than the broad category... More

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Falon C, Manager at Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the interpretation at The Preserve. The numbering system was chosen to avoid excessive signage and allow guests to consume as much or as little information as they like while on the trails. For those that want more in depth information, we offer guided tours that provide the more detailed content related... More

Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a beautiful and educational place to enjoy and find out more about the native plants of the Bahamas. Even if plants aren't really your thing, you will enjoy the beautiful hiking trails, water features, and the view from "Ethan's Tower' where you can get up above the trees and see 360 degrees around the island. You can just... More

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