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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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A wonderful place for the kids!

My four year old did NOT want to leave! We were there in early spring when there really wasn't that much garden "action" but he loved it just the same. The children's area is top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Oahu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My four year old did NOT want to leave! We were there in early spring when there really wasn't that much garden "action" but he loved it just the same. The children's area is top notch and the orchid room was beautiful.

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

Thanks so much for your positive comments. I'm happy to hear your child had a good time. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
667 reviews 667 reviews
483 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The gardens on their own are beautiful and well landscaped and kept. There are several nice shade trees near the back with adirondack chairs. There are often many birds and bees sipping on the flowers. The year 'round prize in my view is the indoor butterfly garden. On a cold winter's day, it's fun to come in here and experience... More 

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

Thanks for your great review of Reiman Gardens. We appreciate your positive comments. The butterfly photos you took are very well done and beautiful. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The garden and butterfly exhibit were much smaller than we had expected. Nonetheless, for the reasonable price it was a nice hour spent out of the Iowa winter cold. The butterflies were beautiful. I'm sure kids would really enjoy the experience but not sure there is enough to do to keep their attention for long.

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

Thanks for your review. I'd glad you enjoyed the butterflies and the respite from the Iowa winter. I would encourage you to visit again during the warmer months because we've got 17 acres of outdoor gardens which really amplifies the visitor experience. More 

Tampa, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went to Iowa in January and certainly didn't expect to see orchids and butterflies! Very nicely designed outdoor and indoor spaces for movies, exhibits, etc. The butterfly space is small but well done, and it's neat that you can see the entomologists working with the chrysalis pods in the lab through windows. Very cute gift shop. Last but not least,... More 

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

We really appreciate your positive review of Reiman Gardens. I'm so happy we were able to pleasantly surprise you with orchids and butterflies during your trip to Iowa this January. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

First off, we are prejudiced! We are members of Reiman. The Gardens are very diverse and contain an amazing variety of permanent plantings and beautiful seasonal plants and flowers. There are usually both permanent and temporary pieces of outdoor artworks, quite often reflecting an annual Spring to Fall theme. There are special exhibits for children, and the younger set is... More 

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

Thank you so much for being such devoted members of Reiman Gardens. We are so appreciative of your positive comments and support of the Gardens both through your membership and through this review. More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was our first time to visit and I loved it. I picked this event in our travels because I wanted to escape the cold and snow outside. Inside was warm and relaxing. I just loved watching the butterflies interact with nature and people. I could have stayed for hours (tricking my mind into thinking it was summer). The volunteers... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive comments about Reiman Gardens as a tropical oasis from winter. We hope to see you back at the Gardens this summer. We've got 17 acres of outdoor gardens waiting for you to explore. More 

Arthur, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Always have visited in December when my husband attends a track clinic in Ames. His comment on the butterfly wing was that it reminded him of the playground at recess(we are both retired teachers) with the perpetual motion of the butterflies but with one exception-the silence! Such a nice relaxing place to visit on a cold winter day. The conservatory... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We loved the gardens and the butterflys were amazing! Definitely coming back in the summer next but we loved it! Staff was also very friendly and helpful :) Thanks!!

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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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