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Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
+1 515-294-2710
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Nice but go after April

We had a so so visit. It's an $8 entry fee. We were not told the conservatory was closed ( it's a... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2017
Robert K
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Butterflies galore!

From the outside, it was hard to tell just how awesome Reiman Gardens was going to be once you got... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
858sharlae
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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Enchanting, 17-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens that change seasonally; private rentals available.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lego sculptures” (21 reviews)
“butterfly room” (19 reviews)
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1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
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Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

We had a so so visit. It's an $8 entry fee. We were not told the conservatory was closed ( it's a major part of the facility). The rest of the gardens are outside. They looked nice but is was 40 degrees and the wind...More

Thank Robert K
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

I'm sorry that you had bad weather during your visit, since most of our beauty lies outside. The Conservatory was closed temporarily to change out the exhibit. We do this four times per year. It's a necessary evil so we can always provide new and...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

From the outside, it was hard to tell just how awesome Reiman Gardens was going to be once you got inside. Since we visited in early-mid April, there were a number of areas where blooms were not quite ready yet - no rose gardens, etc...More

Thank 858sharlae
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thank you for taking time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit including the Butterfly Wing, our tropical plant Conservatory, and our Children's Garden especially.

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Beautiful gardens with plenty of walkways and lots of points of interest - including things of interest to young children. We went particularly to see the butterflies and it was amazing!

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Thank you for your review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our outdoor gardens as well as our Butterfly Wing and felt that it was a great place for kids.

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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

A+ for any age and all interest levels. Nice and relaxing with only a small entry fee for a big respite!

Thank Mara M
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

I'm overjoyed to hear you feel such positivity about Reiman Gardens after your visit. If you're in the area again, I hope you'll consider another visit as things change annually here. Thank you for taking time to leave a review.

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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

My sisters and I enjoyed the lovely indoor upside-down umbrella exhibit, the butterfly garden with live enchanting varieties, and outdoor walking and seating areas. The Reiman garden gift shop a delight in its own right. Great selection of garden gifts and unique artifacts and decor...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Thank you for your review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you and your sisters enjoyed our Petals & Parasols display, the Butterfly Wing, the outdoor gardens as well as the Gift Shop. I hope you'll consider another visit in the future as...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Reiman Gardens is a beautiful place for all ages. They have a butterfly garden all year around and the gardens outside are always changing. They have different displays and a beautiful indoor garden you could curl up in during the winter and enjoy some quiet...More

1  Thank Sheila C
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2017

Thank you for taking time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. Your positive and thoughtful review is appreciated.

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

The butterfly house was very cool and enjoyed by the entire family. The tropical flower greenhouse refreshing and a nice place to snap a family photo. We walked the trails outside and all agreed that it would be a great place to return when the...More

1  Thank blainester
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2017

Thank you for your review of Reiman Gardens. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. I do hope you'll return when the plants are at their peak to experience all the Gardens' beauty.

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

I go to Reiman Gardens at least twice a year. I normally am in Ames for some Iowa State University event so I just go a few hours ahead of the start time to visit the gardens. I can walk the grounds at my leisure...More

1  Thank david_hance_iowa
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2017

Thank you for taking time to leave such a thorough and encouraging review of Reiman Gardens. I’m overjoyed to hear that you’re a regular visitor to Reiman Gardens whenever you’re in the Ames area and that you enjoy the many different aspects we offer at...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

After Iowa State visit was looking for something to do in Ames. Remembered our Ames welcome letter and headed over. Even though it was February we had a 60 degree day walked the grounds and went inside to the butterfly area very nice.

1  Thank paninimom
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm very happy to hear that after the campus visit you found your way to Reiman Gardens and that you enjoyed your visit to Reiman Gardens.

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Reviewed February 9, 2017

It is primarily a seasonal outdoor experience. Does change, so repeat visits are always a surprise. Good goft shop and bthe butterfky house is a kick!

1  Thank rrrarick
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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

Thank you for your review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoy our changing outdoor displays, our Gift Shop, and our Butterfly Wing.

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Sally M
January 11, 2018|
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Response from ReimanGardens | Property representative |
We have our annual Garden Quilt Show on Friday, September 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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We will have our annual Garden Quilt Show on Friday, September 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, September 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Response from James K | Reviewed this property |
There is a pumpkin carving workshop beginning at 10:00 Saturday morning, 10/22. Also at that time is a nature craft workshop. Later in the day, 4:00 - 7:00 - Trick or treat 4:00 - 7:00 - Crafts in the Garden Room, 6:30... More
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