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Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50011
515-294-2710
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Ames
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Ames, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

love the grounds and nice for a walk. The exhibit is usually nice. Best place to see 4th of July fireworks and hear the band,

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Ames, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great gardens. Fun place for children. The lily ponds when blooming are beautiful and the frogs on the lily pads are fun to watch.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We came to Reiman Gardens at the less showy part of the season for gardens: late August. By that time most flowers and plants have already put on a show for the tourists and the fall leaf and fruit colors are not due for at least another month. But the nice part of this is that you have the whole... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

They always have something going on. Kids love the Butterfly area. The gift shop is interesting with lots lovely items. We are members & like to take advantage of various class offerings during the year. Check their website for current attractions. You don't have to be a member to participate.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We spent the last night of a recent cross-country trip in Ames. When we booked our lodging, the hotel mentioned being close to some "gardens" near the university - so, not knowing what we would find, we decided to make them our one "local flavor" stop before our last day's drive home. This attraction is located on the south end... More

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Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We have never been to the gardens, and unfortunately, we did not have enough time to explore all the displays and gardens! We really enjoyed the Bonsai seminar and displays.

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Chesterfield, MO
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222 reviews 222 reviews
125 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Reiman Gardens are a beautiful and tranquil place to visit in the busy college town of Ames about half an hour North of Des Moines. Located just far enough from campus so parking is not a problem (except on football days), I arrived after a thunderstorm had come through, so it was a little cloudy and wet, but I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for something to do that out 14 month old son would enjoy as well. The children's garden was wonderful! The paths and gardens were beautiful. Butterfly house was amazing! Very educational as well. Thank you!

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Loved the butterfly house and surrounding gardens. I highly recommend this stop. Wish I live closer to see the seasons change.

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Austin, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

beautiful garden, not huge but a pleasant walk. Had bridal shower in conference room, made a great picture book!

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