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Reiman Gardens

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Address: 1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
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Enchanting, 14-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live,...

Enchanting, 14-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens that change seasonally; private rentals available.

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Reiman Gardens is a beautiful place for all ages. They have a butterfly garden all year around and the gardens outside are always changing. They have different displays and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sheila C
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Boone, Iowa, United States
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Boone, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reiman Gardens is a beautiful place for all ages. They have a butterfly garden all year around and the gardens outside are always changing. They have different displays and a beautiful indoor garden you could curl up in during the winter and enjoy some quiet time. They have a lovely gift shop to browse before you leave. A very relaxing,... More 

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. Your positive and thoughtful review is appreciated. More 

Woodbury
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The butterfly house was very cool and enjoyed by the entire family. The tropical flower greenhouse refreshing and a nice place to snap a family photo. We walked the trails outside and all agreed that it would be a great place to return when the flowers and landscaping is in full bloom.

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Reiman Gardens. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. I do hope you'll return when the plants are at their peak to experience all the Gardens' beauty. More 

Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to Reiman Gardens at least twice a year. I normally am in Ames for some Iowa State University event so I just go a few hours ahead of the start time to visit the gardens. I can walk the grounds at my leisure to look at the flowers and shrubs. I am a long time gardener but my... More 

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave such a thorough and encouraging review of Reiman Gardens. I’m overjoyed to hear that you’re a regular visitor to Reiman Gardens whenever you’re in the Ames area and that you enjoy the many different aspects we offer at the Gardens. More 

Wallingford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After Iowa State visit was looking for something to do in Ames. Remembered our Ames welcome letter and headed over. Even though it was February we had a 60 degree day walked the grounds and went inside to the butterfly area very nice.

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm very happy to hear that after the campus visit you found your way to Reiman Gardens and that you enjoyed your visit to Reiman Gardens. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

It is primarily a seasonal outdoor experience. Does change, so repeat visits are always a surprise. Good goft shop and bthe butterfky house is a kick!

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoy our changing outdoor displays, our Gift Shop, and our Butterfly Wing. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very colorful and peaceful attraction to visit. Makes a beautiful gateway to Iowa State. Butterfly garden is very enjoyable. If you need walking assistance, there are those little electric scooters available. Be sure you know when the flowers you want to see are in bloom. Not everything in Garden is visible at same time. The World's biggest cement gnome is... More 

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoy many facets of Reiman Gardens from the butterflies to the gnome. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We were walking the Iowa State campus and happened upon this gem. I'm sure spring or summer maybe more optimal times to visit but there were many beautiful stops along the way. My favorite was the butterfly sanctuary, it was amazing!! So many varieties and so much to see. The gardens were equally gorgeous, even after the first frost; from... More 

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for making time for Reiman Gardens during your trip to Iowa State University's campus. I'm overjoyed to hear you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the review. Thank you again. More 

Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The Reiman gardens are not vast (at least not the indoor section), but the butterfly house makes it worth visiting in the colder months. A pleasant experience.

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Reiman Gardens and especially the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing. Thank you for the review. More 

Clear Lake, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Really pretty and neat place, loved the Lego sculptures. When we were there, they also had quilts on display, that was fun to see.

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm very happy to hear that you had a pleasant time during your visit. More 

Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I went here in Mid November when the splashy summer foliage was largely gone. But it was lovely, still, on a nice fall day. I truly enjoyed the train room which was under construction by the elves. But my favorite area was the Butterfly Room. I sat there in zen wonder watching butterflies like I have never seen before. What... More 

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this review

I greatly appreciate your positive review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of the Gardens, but especially the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing. More 

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