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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

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Address: Banks Road, Eleuthera
Phone Number: 12423323831
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Preserve is operated by the Bahamas National Trust and funded by the...

The Preserve is operated by the Bahamas National Trust and funded by the Leon Levy Foundation. It was developed by Shelby White, trustee of the Foundation, in honour of her late husband, Leon Levy. The Preserve will be a living part of Bahamian history. It is the first national park on the island of Eleuthera. It is an environmental educational centre as well as a facility for the propagation of native plants and trees.

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Beautiful as well as educational!

What a great place to go to learn all about Eluthera! Our guide was so knowledgeable ! We really learned a lot about the native plants, flowers, animals & insects!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great place to go to learn all about Eluthera! Our guide was so knowledgeable ! We really learned a lot about the native plants, flowers, animals & insects!

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the reserve after recommendation and we certainly weren't disappointed with the range of plant and animal life and by the quality of the stewardship. On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly guide who sorted our tickets, maps, information and bug spray and explained about the trails and route. Although it was a hot day we were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The preserve is gorgeous - beautiful exhibits and lots of info on a variety of plants. We didn't see a lot of flowers, but the foliage was very pretty and the paths fun to walk on.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Preserve in August as a group of several families with teenage kids. We were impressed! The grounds are very well maintained and very educational. As you walk the beautiful paths though the Bahamian jungle, you learn about all the native plants and their medicinal use and about the geology and history of the Bahamas. The highlight is... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Leon Levy Preserve with my family, and everyone (kids 9,11,16,17) enjoyed it, very much. The beaches on the island were great, of course, but the preserve gave us a chance to experience the feeling of the interior of the island, in a beautiful re-creation of it's native state. Check out the view from Ethan's Tower :)

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Levy Preserve with my boyfriend and found it very knowledgeable. The trees and green and lush and the product is well documented.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice thing to put on our itinerary while we visited Eleuthera. We stayed very close so it was perfect to fill a few hours in the morning or afternoon. The preserve is exceptionally well done for this island and the people who work there were sincerely behind the "cause" and very helpful.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was very interesting and our guide was excellent. He answered our questions and was funny too! Wonderful preserve with hard working staff.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights on our trip. It provides a look at natural Eleuthera with a focus on plants but by extension the coppice forest habitat and associated wildlife. In a 2 hour visit we saw red legged thrush, hummingbirds, nightherons, brown racer, anoles, and so on. The staff is exceptionally knowledgeable of the local flora and fauna... More 

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Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 'must visit' place on your trip to Eleuthera - beautifully landscaped and stocked with all of the indigenous plants and trees of Eleuthera - beautifully presented with fabulous water feature as you enter Operated by the Bahamas National Trust and staffed with knowledgeable Wardens who will enjoy showing you around Don't miss it!

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