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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

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Address: Banks Road, Eleuthera
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+1 242-332-3831
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Our family seeks out vacations that include a visit to nature preserves for many reasons. We have a 12 year old son who is keen on plants and animals. We are avid gardeners and... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tuxedo Park, New York
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Tuxedo Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family seeks out vacations that include a visit to nature preserves for many reasons. We have a 12 year old son who is keen on plants and animals. We are avid gardeners and like to see how plants are grouped and learn about new plants. Mainly, we find that visiting nature preserves gives our visit to new places a... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is very well maintained and offers a nice walk in the jungle. Turtles can be seen and different types of plants. It is not soo exciting as described in the other reviews, but worth a visit if you have some time left.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to visit the plant preserve on one of the first days of our trip and we all loved it. You meander through well defined trails and learn about vegetation in the Bahamas. My children loved the area with turtles, but my favorite part was the look-out tower. It was an adventure to find it but worth it. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very informative and interesting to learn about the native plants, birds and butterflies on Eleuthrea Island. The woman who greeted us was very helpful and thorough explaining the tour and answering our questions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You'll be glad you did this trip! Allow a minimum of two hours or more. We love and enjoy nature like most however this was really cool. Plants, trees, insects, history, culture.......top 5 of our favorite things on the island!

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Hamilton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first place I head to after arriving at my son-in-law's house 2-4 times/year on the Banks Road: Ironically, to "bird". Hope I can continue to do this in the future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful and educational for all ages. It is a not miss when you visit Eleuthera. Some highlights are the turtles, bush medicine area, view from the tower, weather station, many walking paths etc etc. All areas are well marked, clean restrooms, nice map as you are on your own, excellent explanation by Leon Levy employee before you begin. Extremely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There should be more of these reserves in the Bahamas. Tastefully done, well kept and marked trails, informative signs and also no litter! We arrived early and spent two and a half hours walking around, it could be done quicker but we took our time climbing the tower, enjoying the peace and reading all of the signs. We saw only... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great preserve with plenty to look at. The only thing I might recommend would be to list on signs as to what each plant species was used for (cure hiccups, reduce fever, etc)

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

Thank you for your review, we appreciate the feedback! We have gone back and forth on how much signage is appropriate for the medicinal beds. However, based on feedback very similar to yours, we now know that visitors want more detailed information. In response to this, we are developing additional interpretation for the Medicinal Beds that will include listing which... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Leon Levy Nature Preserve is absolutely beautiful. Our family ranging from 6 years old to 74 years all enjoyed and appreciated the plant life. We had fun hiking the trails, spotting the amazing variety of plants, turtles, butterflies, lizards, and birds. What a treasure this is for visitors to Eleuthera. We enjoyed talking with Shelby White who told us... More 

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