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Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
+1 515-294-2710
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Very good

I work there as a volunteer and I love it. An amazing place to enjoy the landscape and butterflies... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
maite b
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Have only been here in December till now and was not disappointed by a different season!

We always come here in December as my husband attends a track clinic annually. I discovered Reiman... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally M
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Arthur, Illinois
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Enchanting, 17-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens that change seasonally; private rentals available.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“butterfly room” (19 reviews)
“gift shop” (17 reviews)
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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

I work there as a volunteer and I love it. An amazing place to enjoy the landscape and butterflies. A nice activity to enjoy with friends or family.

Thank maite b
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for volunteering at Reiman Gardens! We really appreciate everything our volunteers do. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a positive review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always come here in December as my husband attends a track clinic annually. I discovered Reiman Gardens several years ago and have always said I would love to visit at some other time of year. Well, I got my chance last week. The Gardens...More

Thank Sally M
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm pleased to hear that you make Reiman Gardens an annual visit while in Ames! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of the Gardens, and I am overjoyed that you enjoyed yourself while at Reiman Gardens!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found our first visit to be awesome! The staff was super helpful. The highlight for me was the butterfly house. That day 1,200 butterflies from around the world were fluttering around a beautiful structure. The gardens sit on 17 acres and include a variety...More

Thank reval777
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'd like to thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit, especially to the Butterfly Wing, and that you're already planning a return visit sometime in the future!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reiman Gardens is always a fun stop in Ames, but the current sculptures are really a special treat. We all want to take at least one home. Be sure to check them out if you can.

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

Thanks for your regular patronage of Reiman Gardens. I appreciate that you took the time to leave a review. I'm happy to hear that you especially enjoyed our kinetic sculpture exhibit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

so much to see for all ages! I've been a couple times and the 7 year old, 19 year old and 70+ year olds all had a great time.

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

Thank you for your positive review of Reiman Gardens. We really try to offer something for everyone no matter what the age, so we appreciate you mentioning that!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Venture into a world of beautiful butterflies and plants. Themes for the exhibitions change periodical.

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

Thanks for your review of Reiman Gardens hitting on our highlights of our butterflies, plants, and our changing annual sculpture exhibits and themes that coordinate with them!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the area is outdoors. They had moving sculptures and lots of plants to look at. took about 1 1/2 hrs to walk through it all. Cost $9 for adults. kids liked the butterfly area and running outside. Would be a nice place for...More

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

Thanks for your review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear that your children enjoyed Reiman Gardens, especially seeing the butterflies and exploring outside.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked a great Sunday afternoon to go through the Gardens and the butterfly Garden was amazing! It was fun and relaxing to walk thru the gardens and see different plant and flowers and the concrete Gnome. Must take pictures and plan to send 60-90...More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to leave such a thoughtful and helpful review for new visitors to Reiman Gardens! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, especially the butterflies and gnome. We look forward to seeing you again in the fall!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location for a wedding! It was located on the small building back by lake and felt very secluded.

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

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Reiman Gardens for the wedding you attended.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While some of the displays change, the basics remain the same. A wonderful garden to stroll through regardless of the season. The butterflies are just an added bonus.

Thank Steve F
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your positive review of Reiman Gardens and that you're a repeat visitor to the Gardens. Thanks for your patronage!

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Lena M
6 May 2018|
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Response from SavyTraveling | Reviewed this property |
Can't tell you what conditions will be like next week; today was beautiful in Ames.
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6 April 2018|
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Response from garyaverill1 | Reviewed this property |
I checked their event calendar and during that weekend active duty and vets get in free.
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Sally M
12 January 2018|
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Response from ReimanGardens | Property representative |
We have our annual Garden Quilt Show on Friday, September 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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