We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“respite”
Review of Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Enchanting, 17-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens that change seasonally; private rentals available.
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The gardens, with the changing sculpture exhibits,
are a great destination for walking, reflecting and
enjoying nature in peace.

1  Thank Cheryl K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (290)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"butterfly garden"
in 49 reviews
"lego sculptures"
in 21 reviews
"butterfly room"
in 19 reviews
"gift shop"
in 17 reviews
"all ages"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"water lilies"
in 4 reviews
"few hours"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"free admission"
in 3 reviews
"sea creatures"
in 3 reviews
"children love"
in 3 reviews
"a bit pricey"
in 3 reviews
"full bloom"
in 4 reviews
"football stadium"
in 7 reviews
"entire family"
in 3 reviews
Filter

223 - 227 of 290 reviews

Reviewed August 4, 2013

I live in Ames and from time to time I visit Reiman Gardens. There is always something new to see. The outdoor exhibits, depending on the season, are varied and fun. There have been Lego exhibits, dinosaurs and giant gnomes, to name a few. The outdoor gardens meander farther than you would think if you drive by it on University Blvd.

Indoors there is the wonderful butterfly pavilion where you can walk among butterflies and see species not normally found in the Mid-west or North America. There is also a gift shop, of course!

Reiman Gardens also is a great place for a wedding reception or a class reunion.

I highly recommend it for a visit or for a fun event.

Thank Carol M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Reiman Gardens is an amazing and serene place all at once. We held a family reunion there and it was spectacular-- the staff went out of their way to accommodate and anticipate our every need. It helped that it was a gorgeous day, too, for everyone to wander at their leisure through the gardens and to go through the Butterfly House. The Butterfly House has a calming effect no matter your mood when you enter-- you will leave feeling better for having seen so much beauty in one place.

Thank ArubaLover25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful place to take grandchildren of all ages. The Butterfly house is their favorite spot in the Garden's. We also enjoy taking photos of all the colorful flowers and other art pieces. Very relaxing!

1  Thank Alice M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Reiman Gardens has beautiful flowers and landscape plants, both in the conservatory and outside. It is a must-visit for gardeners. The Rose Garden is an award-winning standout flower garden, and don't miss the Home Production Vegetable Garden if you're a vegetable gardener. A lovely pond and small hill/prairie area provide perfect places to walk.

Children will love the interactive features like the jump-on-them chimes, pump water frogs, and the butterfly house.

2  Thank Anastasia T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Reiman Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing