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Address: 1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
Phone Number: +1 515-294-2710
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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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Give yourself plenty of time and just go to unwind.

I went here in Mid November when the splashy summer foliage was largely gone. But it was lovely, still, on a nice fall day. I truly enjoyed the train room which was under... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here in Mid November when the splashy summer foliage was largely gone. But it was lovely, still, on a nice fall day. I truly enjoyed the train room which was under construction by the elves. But my favorite area was the Butterfly Room. I sat there in zen wonder watching butterflies like I have never seen before. What... More 

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

I greatly appreciate your positive review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of the Gardens, but especially the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing. More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a fun time visiting the Reiman Gardens with my 3 children, niece, nephew & my parents. We happen to go when then had the Dinosaurs there...so the kids were really excited! Expecially my nephew, it made his day. I recommend anyone to go here!

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

Thank you for your review of Reiman Gardens. I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Des Moines, IA
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited on a beautiful fall day. Even though many of the gardens had been taken up for the year, there still was a ton of beautiful flowers, fall leaves, and interesting things to see both inside and outside. The kids spent a ton of time in the butterfly exhibit, and spent a lot of time exploring all of... More 

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

I appreciate your positive review and taking the time to leave a review. I'm very happy to hear that everyone in your group had a nice time during their visit to Reiman Gardens. More 

Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had young children, 25-year old, 42-year old and 51-year old and we all thoroughly enjoyed every exhibit! The flowers and plants were lovely too.

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

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Reiman Gardens, and that everyone in your group enjoyed the Gardens. Thank you for taking time to leave a review. More 

Montpellier, France
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Really, the botanical garden and mainly the butterfly garden worth a visit. The butterflies are beautiful, all of varied bright colors in a tropical atmosphere Il est situé dans le superbe environnement du campus de Iowa State University A voir

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

Thank you for leaving a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, especially of the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing. More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This arboretum is a treat. Somewhat on the small side but always has something going on, even in the winter. I went to the orchid show and sale. And found out about the butterflies. It was so nice to sit somewhere warm and beautiful.

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

Thank you for your review of Reiman Gardens. I'm so glad to hear that you're a repeat visitor, and you enjoy our events as well as our Butterfly Wing. More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We are AHS members and have visited many top-notch gardens across the country. This is an A++ garden. The Lego sculptures make for a whimsical experience. Great for families to go on a treasure hunt to find them all. Also, the pumpkin and gourd trellis feature at the entryway is SO CREATIVE, I loved it.

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

I'm so appreciative of your positive review of Reiman Gardens, especially given that you've visited so many. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Gardens as well as our temporary sculpture exhibit, Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. It's true that we share our parking lot with Jack Trice Stadium, so on home football game days, we have no... More 

Marshalltown
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The gardens are beautiful and well kept. There are so many plants to enjoy that you will wish you could spend a lion time there daily. However the butterflies were the highlight of the trip for me for sure!

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

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed our 17-acres of outdoor gardens as well as our Butterfly Wing. More 

Wichita, Kansas
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We stopped here on our trip to Warren's Wisconsin for the Cranberry Festival. These gardens are very well kept and pleasant stop along the way. The Lego Displays scattered through the garden were amazing! We walked the whole garden looking at the displays of flowers and Lego sculptures. The plants were still in pretty much full bloom and very colorful.... More 

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

I'm so glad to hear that you took the time to visit Reiman Gardens on your way up to Wisconsin, and I'm also happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit including the outdoor gardens as well as our traveling exhibit, Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. More 

Panora, Iowa
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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This is the best diversion in Ames, unless there is some special event at ISU. A lot of time and money has gone into this place and it is well worth the time. Cool for kids or adults.

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

Thank you for leaving a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoy the Gardens and particularly our Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing. More 

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