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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 #7 of 30 Attractions in Eleuthera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

When you make it to Eleuthera dont miss the opportunity to visit this unique place. The reserve is so nice to visit, it gives you well explained pathes along the way, you will be surprised how many different plants and animals you find there. The staff is very friendly and give you excellent information. Enjoy your stay there :-)

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Rice MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This 25 acre preserve was established for research and preservation of plants and animals indigenous to the Bahamas. It's laid out with several trails that concentrate on one or another type of plant, such as medicinal, poisonous, epiphyte, etc. We were there in winter so saw very few flowers, although there are quite a few orchids. There are some pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Leon Levy Preserve is unique in the Bahamas - hundreds of native plants, fascinating special areas for plants that are edible, medicinal, poisonous, etc., all well labelled, with lovely walking trails leading you around the place. Really well laid out - it looks totally natural, but you can tell no expense was spared to get it just right. Beautiful water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There is so much to learn at the Levy and the best part is how informative and helpful the staff were. We were given a short but comprehensive introduction. We were provided with an extensive and well organized "field guide" so that we could wander on trails and find the well marked plants. This trip took 2 plus hours to... More 

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Pasadena, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Leon Levy Preserve is relatively small, but it shows many native habitats (mangrove swamps, coppice forest) as well as crops and traditional medicinal plants. The trails are well marked and the maps make navigation easy. The best part is there are several hundred species of plants all marked so you can tell what you are looking at. We also... More 

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Spanish Wells, Eleuthera
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We left from Spanish Wells in the morning and rented a car in Jean's (Gene's?) Bay from "Fine Threads". Four of us made a road trip down to Leon Levy Preserve. The trail is well thought out and is evolving towards more ambitious plant designations. The Bush Medicine Garden is great! Definitely worth the trip! A hidden gem in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We arrived to this natural paradise, in awe of its beauty. At first. We weren't aware of the price for admission, so we didn't have the money needed to enter with us. We spoke to the botanist for a few moments before needing to leave. On our way out, he told us to try a cinnamon leaf in the parking... More 

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

Dear Eirann, I am sorry that you did not have an opportunity to experience The Preserve. We charge a small entrance fee for adults ($5), seniors ($4), and children between the ages of 3 and 12 ($3). This information is available on our website and nowhere do we advertise free entrance into the Park. With respect to the few minutes... More 

Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Please, please, please do yourself a favor and experience a botanical masterpiece. You'll go there thinking, "We'll just check it out and walk through", but you'll be completely drawn by it's hospitatility, education and beauty. Thanks Ethan!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We really enjoyed The Preserve but it was very humid and hotter than blazes the day we were there so we cut our visit short. We do intend to go back someday. I recommend this attraction, just choose a cooler day!

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Bletchingley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A good way to spend a few hours, the plant preserve has a lot of interesting flora and fauna, and good information is provided. The staff were friendly and helpful, the place was easy to find and we got the chance to watch some beautiful hummingbirds around the feeders near the entrance. Well worth $5 each in my book.

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