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Address: 1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
Phone Number: 15152942710
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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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Butterflies!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sheri M
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Marshalltown
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Marshalltown
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Wichita, Kansas
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Panora, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Lake Villa, Illinois
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to see the Buck roses and came maybe a little late in the season for them.But was very pleasantly surprised by how well the rest of the garden was put together ! great place well done and for a bonus, they have a butterfly garden that beat any we have seen.wonderfull visit would come again and if your in... More 

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

Thanks for your interest in Reiman Gardens and taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of the Gardens during your first visit and that if in the area, you'd visit again. More 

Kelley, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be hands down one of the best attractions in the Ames area. Beautiful grounds, lots to see, including the massive butterfly indoor complex. In December they hold one of it not the best Breakfast With Santa in the area. You will not be disappointed in the awesome displays, LEGOs on display in the gardens right now.

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

I'm very glad to hear you're a repeat visitor to Reiman Gardens. I'd like to thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's great that you enjoy many aspects of Reiman Gardens from our Butterfly Wing, to our events including Breakfast with Santa, and our rotating annual exhibit - this year's being Nature Connects: Art with LEGO... More 

Iowa
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy Reiman each time I go there. Especially love the butterfly room. If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves plants and animals, their gift stores are the best. You can visit these without paying admission also.

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

I'm so glad to hear you're a faithful, repeat visitor of Reiman Gardens! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's great that you enjoy both the Gardens as well as our Gift Shop. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Reiman Gardens while on a visit to Iowa State University. The Gardens were a fun, interesting and relaxing place to visit.

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit Reiman Gardens during your trip to Iowa State University. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit here. More 

Ames, Iowa
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rieman Gardens is a great place for the outdoor lover. From the rose gardens, herb garden, and vegetable garden, there is something for everyone. Looking for ideas for your yard? Come visit Rieman Gardens for ideas. The butterfly wing is a beautiful nature area with butterflies from around the world literally at your fingertips as they fly around you. Currently... More 

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

Thank you for the glowing review of Reiman Gardens. I appreciate you taking the time to leave the review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of the Gardens including: the 17-acres of outdoor gardens, the Butterfly Wing, and the traveling sculpture exhibit Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lego exhibit lured us to the gardens. We had a delightful time exploring. Lots of kids focused opportunities for exploring nature. The Lego exhibit was stunning.

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

I'm glad to hear that both you and your grandson enjoyed your visit to Reiman Gardens including our outdoor gardens and our traveling sculpture exhibit Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. More 

Sioux City, Iowa
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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned our trip to Reiman Gardens to see Elwood, the world's largest concrete gnome. There were so many wonderful things to see in the gardens. The butterflies in the butterfly house were very active. There were beautiful flowers and features in the gardens and we were there during the Lego Exhibit which is fun for all ages.

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

Thank you for taking time to visit the Gardens and see Elwood the gnome. I appreciate your review and am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit while here. More 

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