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Address: 1407 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50011
Phone Number: 515-294-2710
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Description: 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 great place to visit - lots of floral, butterfly garden, chimes, walking trails.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Reiman Gardens is a great place to visit - lots of floral, butterfly garden, chimes, walking trails.

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

I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Reiman Gardens and the butterflies as well as our outdoor gardens. If you’re in town in the future, I hope you’ll consider visiting again. More 

Ames, Iowa
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A great place to take visitors or kids..........or just to enjoy for oneself. Beautifully laid-out gardens. Bonuses include an indoor butterfly garden (plus butterfly nursery), hothouse conservatory, & garden-themed gift shop. Special events throughout the year, including a Halloween event for children. Often display local art.

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

Your review is very thoughtful. Thank you for hitting all the important aspects of Reiman Gardens. We are particularly proud of these areas because they support our mission to “educate, enchant, and inspire an appreciation of plants, butterflies, and the beauty of the natural world.” More 

Platteville, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

gardens were well laid out, butterfly exhibit was fascinating loved all of the variety of butterflies. The gardens were well labeled. The pond area and tree houses add fun to the trip.

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

I really appreciate your positive review of Reiman Gardens. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the diversity of butterflies in the Butterfly Wing as well as our outdoor gardens and our exhibit this summer, the treehouses. More 

Kansas City, MO
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74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The tree houses were the only thing my 3 and 4 year old really loved. They did have fun in butterfly house too. I gave 4 stars because some of the tree houses were to wet to get in. Too bad the workers didn't dry out before the people arrived. The frog shooters were all broke. Except one. I want... More 

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

We appreciate your review of Reiman Gardens. The frog water shooters are currently under repair, but will be working again soon. More 

West Des Moines, Iowa
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40 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

my kids hated this and i was bored. it is a pleasant setting and a ton of money went into it, but unless you are totally into botany and gardening, then i wouldn't waste my time. could be a decent ISU college date spot for talking.

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

I'm sorry to hear that you and your kids didn't enjoy your visit to Reiman Gardens. If you’d like to share your suggestions for what we can do to make this a more enjoyable experience, you can email them to reimangardens@iastate.edu. I’d be happy to hear your ideas. More 

Waterloo, Iowa
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Reiman Gardens is a place every Iowan should visit. The flower gardens are very well laid out, I had hoped that my visit in mid-June would find the roses close to their peak but apparently I was a few weeks late. Perhaps the optimum time to see the flowers would be late May. Long walking paths past different type... More 

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

Thanks so much for your positive review of Reiman Gardens. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed both the outdoor gardens and the butterflies and moths in the Butterfly Wing. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Going to Reiman Gardens is such a treat. You can choose to go into the conservatory, walk around the beautiful outdoor gardens or visit the butterfly house...or all three! Whatever you decide, you'll be pleased.

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

Thank you so much for your glowing review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear you enjoy all the aspects of the Gardens. More 

Ames, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The collection of butterflies, and the possibility to see them while they fly in the greenhouse is very fascinating. Be careful not to damage them if they land on your clothes. The outside of the garden is very pleasant: I would recommend to go in a not too hot day.

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

Thanks for your positive review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the collection of butterflies in the Butterfly Wing. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An amazing place with beautiful outdoor gardens and a butterfly enclosure. Lots of fun activities at different times of the year for adults and children. They now have a tree house exhibit on display.

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

Thank you so much for your positive review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed both the outdoor gardens as well as the Butterfly Wing. More 

common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was an excellent way to see a variety of native Iowa plants as well as those you would typically use for landscaping your home. The butterfly building was awesome.

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

Thanks so much for your positive review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed both the native plants and the landscaping plants we have featured here, as well as the Butterfly Wing. More 

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Address: 1407 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50011
Phone Number: 515-294-2710
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames

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