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Reiman Gardens

Address: 1407 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50011
Phone Number: 515-294-2710
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Ames
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Enchanting, 14-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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Arthur, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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125 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 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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