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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | PO. Box N-4105, Eleuthera
242-332-3831
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Ranked #4 of 26 attractions in Eleuthera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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50 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Durham, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
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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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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

As a nice diversion from the beach, Leon Levy Nature Preserve is a must. The work and care that has been put into the design is obvious and it is enjoyable and educational for all ages. Staff is super friendly and will provide guided tours at no extra cost. Make sure to make it to Ethan's Tower.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It's an interesting look at the plants you see all over the tropics, what they are and what people have used them for. The staff here is very friendly and proud of this place rightfully so. They have put a lot of work into it. Go in the morning though, take insect repellent and water!

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Galway, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

As avid gardeners and plant admirers, my sister and I had been looking forward to visiting the Leon Levy Preserve from when we heard of our family gathering in Eleuthera early in the year. Although we arrived on a Friday evening as a preserve manager, Fallon was about to close she opened the shop and gave us information leaflets to... More

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Nothumberland, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We have visited Eleuthera many times, but this year was the first that we ventured into Leon Levy. It is an excellent preserve, which has been extremely carefully constructed from native scrub land. It gives the visitor to the island an insight into not only the plants seen on the island today, but also into the historical agricultural heritage of... More

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Miami
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great nature preserve with many medicinal plants. Was very interesting. Go early in he day as it gets very hot in summer. Very informative on native plants

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Springvale, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We arrived with only an hour left until closing and realized we would rather have had a couple of hours. It is beautiful landscaped and managed, and the information is fascinating. One can wander the paths easily and learn a lot. The path up to the lookout was very interesting and worth the walk and easy climb up the stairs... More

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Loved the observation platform and the fact that they obviously went to great lengths to minimize their impact on the environment while building their paths and structures. Very informative. The falls / pools and their latest feature which displayed the edible garden were amazing. Lots of birds, critters, butterflies and native plants. Good job! Well worth a visit.

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