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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
Owner description: Enchanting, 14-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens that change seasonally; private rentals... more » 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. « less
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Cincinnati, oh
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our kids from toddlers to pretend and the adults all love this peaceful and beautifully designed set of gardens. Themes change every few mOnths. We saw the alien invasion this summer which meant a scavenger hunt to find the seventeen hidden alien sculptures in the gardens. The butterfly house is truly spectacular--take some time to sit on a bench and... More

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Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Butterfly House had some beautiful specimens. 15 acres of easy walking paths, interesting large lawn sculptures, ponds and even a Children's Garden with hands-on items.

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HOLLAND
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Very unusual gardens where one can spend an hour easily. The walkways are well maintained and it is an excellent place to walk.

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Ames, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Reiman Gardens is a great place to visit or frequent. There is an large variety of beautiful gardens to walk through and enjoy, plus a nice indoor garden as well. Enjoyment comes from simply pondering the beauty as you sit, stand, or walk through each area. The butterfly exhibit is world-class. Experiencing the exhibit is a must.

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Davenport, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went mainly for the butterfly garden. Loved it. We did walk the grounds but being only may a quarter of the grounds was not in bloom yet. Can only imagine what the rose gardens will look like in just a few weeks. They should adjust price accordingly but still a good value for a relaxing day.

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Hastings
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We enjoy botanical gardens and stop at ones along the way. This one was on the small side and a little pricey. The best part was the butterfly pavilion though if the flowers themselves were further along the outdoor gardens held great potential. We came in a year with a cool/late spring. Overall the grounds were well cared for and... More

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Webster City, Iowa, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

While the gardens are very beautiful and well taken care of, I would advise anyone planning a wedding here to reconsider. The staff has their own agenda as far as weather they like you and feel they need to impose fees on you not in your contract. After our wedding, we were threatened with charges as well as harassment by... More

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Ames, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful gardens we have seen...beautifully laid out and taken care of. The butterfly is a wonderful teaching facility and the emergence window a great place for children to learn about life. The conservatory is a tribute to artistically placed plantings and a changing exhibit. My grandchildren enjoy the activities, Trick or Treat and many... More

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Any time of year don't fail to stop here. The butterfly pavilion alone is worth seeing. The rose gardens in the summer and the lily pad pond are incredible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is an outstanding butterfly and flower garden! Beautiful displays! I volunteer here to give tours to children and help with story time for children.

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