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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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Fabulous butterfly exhibit and beautiful gardens

It is a definite must stop for the avid gardener. The butterfly exhibit was one of the best I have ever seen!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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DELAVAN
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It is a definite must stop for the avid gardener. The butterfly exhibit was one of the best I have ever seen!

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I would recommend any art class or workshop at Reiman Gardens. The teacher is very helpful and inspired people to be more creative. We made fish and other sea creatures with clay, painting some of them with watercolors. We also decorated our creations with beads of various shapes, sizes, and colors. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We had a married... More 

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

Thanks for taking an art class at Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it. I hope you'll consider taking more classes. More 

Marion
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144 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Loved the gardens and the butterfly room. The teens also really enjoyed this little getaway. It was a relaxing day and the grounds were beautiful as well as the ISU campus. Would return again!

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

It's great that you made a stop at Reiman Gardens while touring the Iowa State campus. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Alden, Iowa
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great place, fantastic gardens, and hundreds of butterfly's made for a fun trip with the kids. We went during the Lego display, which added interest even though most of the flower beds were done for the year. Some good inside displays too for rainy (it was) and cool (that too) weather. The 5th graders loved it!

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

I appreciate your positive review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear that both you and the 5th grade class enjoyed their trip. More 

Flower Mound, Texas
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wonderful visit to the Reiman Gardens. Loved the butterfly room! Very friendly staff. Nice quiet place to visit and relax.

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

I’m happy to hear you enjoyed your stop at Reiman Gardens during your visit to Iowa State University. Thanks for your positive review of the Gardens. More 

Austin, Texas
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65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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 

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