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Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
+1 515-294-2710
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Lovely but...

This is a lovely garden with rotating statue displays and a butterfly room. The only downside is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maria F
via mobile
Awesome spot to visit

We stopped by on a whim while visiting our daughter at ISU, not really expecting anything. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melinda D
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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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 good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lego sculptures” (21 reviews)
“butterfly room” (18 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 2 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely garden with rotating statue displays and a butterfly room. The only downside is that it is not free. However ISU students (the local university) can get in free.

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on a whim while visiting our daughter at ISU, not really expecting anything. The gardens were fantastic. We definitely would like to go back again when all the outdoor flowers are in bloom. We started out in the butterfly garden. It was...More

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

I'm so glad to hear that you stopped at Reiman Gardens during your trip to ISU and enjoyed your visit. I do hope you'll make a return visit as things change annually all based on a theme. In 2018, for instance, everything will be inspired...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on one trip back when the flowers where in full bloom. The picture on this site is exactly what we had the opportunity to witness. Nice volunteer staff to help with explanations and information. Guided walking tour info as you stroll through...More

Thank grayhawk33
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for including Reiman Gardens on your trip itinerary. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. If you're passing through the area again, I hope you'll consider a return visit as things are always changing from year to year.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just came back from visiting this wonderful garden. On display was recycled trash from the ocean exhibit. The kids seemed to enjoy that. I’m a garden, tree and nature buff so I very much enjoyed the entire garden. The butterfly exhibit was a bonus and...More

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

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Reiman Gardens, and that you plan to visit us again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

It was a sunny but hot morning we went, which got very hot while on the outdoor paths. The butterfly house was very nicely done and many butterflies, which also was warm, but needed so for them! The sculptures were interestingly made of leftover recycled...More

Thank Karen V
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

I appreciate your review of Reiman Gardens. As you know, 2017 proved to be a very, very dry year especially for Ames, despite the fact that we water the plants daily. Our traveling exhibit was very popular this year which caused extra foot traffic, thus...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were very impressed with the butterfly house and the gardens. This was a first visit for my niece but I visit regularly. The sculpture display is a must see for any of my out of town visitors. We walked the entire garden. No matter...More

Thank mavis465
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I'm overjoyed to hear that you're a frequent visitor of Reiman Gardens, and enjoy it no matter what time of year you visit. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My grown daughters and I can to see Elwood, the world's largest concrete garden gnome. He was as charming as we hoped. The rest of the gardens were beautiful, and we enjoyed the creative sculptures made out of materials that had washed up on beaches....More

Thank Shelly E
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I'm pleased to hear that it was Elwood the gnome who drew you to Reiman Gardens, but that you enjoyed everything else we have to offer. I hope that you'll consider a return visit in the future as we have a new traveling exhibit each...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Conveniently located on campus and very family friendly. Kids will love the butterfly house which is captivating. Gardens a beautiful with clearly labeled plants and trees. Worth a visit when you are in Ames.

Thank John F
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoy many aspects of Reiman Gardens from the Butterfly Wing to the outdoor gardens and our plant labels.

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Reiman Gardens changes with the season and has grown greatly in the past ten years. Currently an exhibit of ten sculptures made from manufactured debris found on beaches show both the beauty possible from such junk as well as the great amount of junk that...More

Thank carolynn762
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your continued support of Reiman Gardens through the years. I hope your support will continue into the future. It's great to hear that you enjoy many aspects of the Gardens from our traveling exhibit, to our events, to our outdoor gardens and...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Our son had suggested we go see it. As he thought we would enjoy it and we did. The butterfly garden is wonderful.

Thank 33lisa2016
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I'm glad to hear that your family trip to Reiman Gardens proved to be a success. If you're in the area again, I hope you'll consider a return visit as things are always changing.

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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
28 September 2016|
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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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