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Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
+1 515-294-2710
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Butterfly house magical

The Reiman Gardens are a sweet little destination garden, just south of the Football stadium. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bamboo_Orchid
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Austin, TX
This is a must see!

Can't believe it took me 8 years to i it Reiman! Beautiful gardens and the butterfly room is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diana R
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Urbandale, Iowa
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Enchanting, 14-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens that change seasonally; private rentals available.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
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+1 515-294-2710
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Reiman Gardens are a sweet little destination garden, just south of the Football stadium. The day we went we were surprised by how full the parking lot was. If you see a full parking lot, do not let that keep you away, it might...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I appreciate you taking the time to leave such a thorough review of Reiman Gardens. I'm very pleased to hear that your enjoyed your visit and weren't deterred by a full parking lot. If you're ever in the area again, I hope you'll consider a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe it took me 8 years to i it Reiman! Beautiful gardens and the butterfly room is awesome. Take the time to view all the plantings throughout the walkways. The sculptures are a bit of whimsy while telling an important story. If you are...More

Thank Diana R
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm very happy to hear you visited Reiman Gardens for the first time and enjoyed it. I hope you'll consider a return visit as we have new sculpture exhibits and garden plantings each year.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Butterfly garden inside. Also shows various stages of metamorphosis. Indoor arboretum is nice. Outdoor venue has lots of walking options as you stroll throughout, viewing variety of edible plants and fruits as well as different flowers.

Thank Chrcho11
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm pleased to hear that you especially enjoyed our indoor facilities including the Butterfly Wing, butterfly emergence cases, and our tropical plant Conservatory.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Reiman Gardens is a great place to take your family to see flower gardens, butterflies, and themed art. Reiman does a great job presenting multiple plants and bushes, and has a butterfly area where people can get up and close with butterflies. Stop in and...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear that you would recommend us to others.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem! My cousin took us here when we were passing through IA. It was a beautiful walk with lots to see. I would say the butterfly enclosure made it all worth while, but there was so much more to see than that. Go!...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your first trip to Reiman Gardens. If you pass through again, I hope you'll consider a return visit as we change out our plantings and displays annually.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to spend a Saturday afternoon, then Reiman Gardens is the place to be. Located next to Jack Trice Stadium, families will be delighted by the Butterfly Wing, and of course seeing Elwood the largest gnome in the...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm overjoyed to hear that you had a great visit to Reiman Gardens. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of the Gardens. I do hope you'll plan a return visit to Reiman Gardens as there is always something new to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to see the gnome. Didn't research and see it was inside a garden requiring admission. It turned out to be a nice place to spend a couple of hours. We enjoyed the butterfly house and the exhibit of sculptures made of trash from...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm happy to hear that you came to visit Elwood the gnome and enjoyed the rest of Reiman Gardens as well.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reiman Gardens has something for everyone, throughout the year. The outdoor gardens are it's most well known feature with annual displays of invited gardening and horticultural artists. The indoor facilities are probably best known by school aged kids for the "Butterfly Wing", where butterflies and...More

Thank Paul S
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I appreciate your comprehensive review of Reiman Gardens. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, we went to see the world's largest garden gnome, but we stayed quite awhile to see the butterflies, ecological sculptures, children's garden, and other zones. You don't need to love this place, but it is perfect for kids.

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the rest of Reiman Gardens as well as Elwood the gnome.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Ames to get my son set up with an apartment and other things before he embarks on Vet school. To make the trip fun we added "non-tourist trap tourist traps". Reiman is home to the worlds largest garden gnome so, obviously it...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for making time to stop at Reiman Gardens while in Ames! I appreciate your review, and am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, including our traveling exhibit, Washed Ashore.

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Linda M
30 September 2016|
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Response from HawkeyeGrad67 | Reviewed this property |
You need to call them. Also make sure there is not a football game so you can avoid the traffic
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Linda M
28 September 2016|
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Response from James K | Reviewed this property |
There is a pumpkin carving workshop beginning at 10:00 Saturday morning, 10/22. Also at that time is a nature craft workshop. Later in the day, 4:00 - 7:00 - Trick or treat 4:00 - 7:00 - Crafts in the Garden Room, 6:30... More
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Linda M
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Response from ReimanGardens | Property representative |
You can always find out what' happening at the Gardens on our events calendar on our website. On our homepage, hover over "Events & Programs" and then click on "Upcoming Events & Education Programs" October 22 and 23 is our... More
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