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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | PO. Box N-4105, Eleuthera
242-332-3831
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Ranked #2 of 27 attractions in Eleuthera
Type: National Parks
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had a cool, cloudy day during our week in Eleuthera, and decided to visit the Preserve, since it was just down the road. They have done a great job marking trails through the jungle, which were fun to hike around. The exhibits, especially of the native Lucaya people and the uses of plants, were very informative. Our teens loved... More

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Denver
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91 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely loved the visit. We were there about two hours and could have stayed longer. It's very well maintained, growing each day, and full of good information. It was beautiful in the preserve. Be sure to hike all the way back to the tower to get amazing views in all directions.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Bahamas has much potential for their own cuisine - they can grow a lot of foods and also provide medicinal plant services

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Greenacres, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was an all around beautiful experience from the parking lot all the way up to Ethan's Tower. Walking into the preserve entrance you are greeted by the nice and very knowledgeable staff who are ready and eager to answer any of your questions. I love that they are able to showcase such a diverse group of plants in such... More

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Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is a really nice nature preserve on Banks Road about 3 miles from Governor's Harbour. I love that the Bahamians set this up for protection! There are lots of wildlife to observe, including racers and anoles, many of which were accommodating to us taking their pictures!

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Topanga, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

from the parking to the pavilions to the pathways, this is a magical place. the cistern water garden should be in every anthology of modern garden architecture. the paths are gentle but the tower destination still feels like the top of a tropical wilderness. i cant wait to see it during the orchid bloom, which must be extraordinary.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you want to know real Bahamian ecosystems this is the place to come. They have made it possible to experience a wide variety of Bahamian plant environments in a readily accessible and educational visit. They continue to expand the experience by having areas that exhibit plants used for medicinal purposes or early agricultural species. It is very easy to... More

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Sydney
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The air is clean, the path is well marked. There are a LOT of spider webs, but the critters in them are fascinating to watch. I am not a botanist so wish that the labels had been on the plants instead of reading on the sheet provided. But an interesting place to spend an hour.

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new york
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our family, which is based in New York, has been coming to Eleuthera for over thirty years, and we have visited there in all seasons. Although it's tropical, there is a subtle seasonal variation in the flora which we have come to appreciate. Depending on the season of our visit, we might look forward to the blooms and fragrances of... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a wonderful place to visit! The trails are great and easy to walk, even in sandals. There are lots of animals that are easily seen from the trails. I saw frogs, turtles, lizards, birds, and butterflies. The orchids on Sunniva's trail are incredibly beautiful and they smell heavenly! I really enjoyed how the... More

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