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Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
+1 515-294-2710
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Summer Road Trip to Iowa

Great place to visit and learn about butterflies. The butterfly garden is too hot to spend very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
carolkubota
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
Loved the unexpected surprises at the gardens!

Visiting family in DSM, we took a side trip to Ames and stopped by Reiman Gardens. What an amazing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
winstongal72
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Enchanting, 14-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens that change seasonally; private rentals available.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to visit and learn about butterflies. The butterfly garden is too hot to spend very much time in July. The sculptures are built out of garbage that collects in the oceans and other bodies of water. They clean the pieces and create sculptures....More

Thank carolkubota
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for including Reiman Gardens in your summer road trip plans. I'm pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable visit. If you're ever planning another road trip to Iowa, I hope you'll consider a return visit as the planting displays as well as...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting family in DSM, we took a side trip to Ames and stopped by Reiman Gardens. What an amazing place! It was really neat to see the butterfly house - including that massive moth! The exhibition of animals crafted from oceanic trash was truly exceptional....More

Thank winstongal72
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm pleased to hear you decided to stop by while visiting family and enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. If you're in the area again, I hope you'll consider a return visit. Each year we...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Most recently I was here for a June wedding. It was HOT but the couple had rented one of the small buildings (houses) for the wedding. It was a small wedding, wonderfully catered and very intimate. Afterwards we wandered the grounds a little and looked...More

Thank aschindel17
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I've very happy to hear that you enjoyed your most recent visit to Reiman Gardens as a wedding guest and got a chance to explore the outdoor gardens as well as the Butterfly Wing while you were here.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended my niece's wedding here - just beautiful. It would be nice if they had an interior space for dance receptions (July heat and humidity takes its toll on dancers) but in all, a gorgeous place to get married.

Thank joopca
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about attending a wedding at Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear that you think it's a beautiful location.

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the attractive entrance plantings, to the gracious staff, to the stunning plantings and the butterfly house, this is one of the most lovely gardens we've ever visited. It is extremely kid-friendly and has the smiling faces all around to prove it.

Thank David W
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your very kind words about Reiman Gardens. We are humbled to be considered "THE destination" in Ames. I'm pleased to hear that you as well as the kids enjoyed your trip to Reiman Gardens.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very neat place to stop and see. Kids really enjoyed the butterfly pavilion! The unique sculptures of sea life was great to see also.

Thank MelandRuss28
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for making time to visit Reiman Gardens with your family. I'm happy to hear that the kids enjoyed both the Butterfly Wing as well as our sculpture exhibit, Washed Ashore.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend a day at the gardens. Beautiful and enlightening. And a Butterfly enclosure as well!Currently there is a fantastic lego art display all thru the gardens. These are monumental in size and very garden oriented.

Thank spaltedwoodgallery
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. I am happy to hear that you had a nice visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love botanic gardens, so where ever I travel I seek them out. This time I had three generations of family with me. The plus is the gardens packed a lot into a small area and really worked hard to create delightful surprises for our...More

Thank Sheila W
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm very happy that you took time to visit Reiman Gardens during your travels and to hear that you enjoyed your visit while here with three generations. We try to offer a variety of things to delight many different age groups. Each year, we have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a group of friends. The Sea creatures exhibit was awesome and really made the reality of pollution of our oceans hit home. Grounds were easy to walk and well kept. The butterfly exhibit was fun. The variety of species were amazing! Nice relaxing...More

Thank Doug A
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with friends to Reiman Gardens including our Butterfly Wing and our traveling exhibit, Washed Ashore.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a sweet walk through lovely and peaceful settings. Displays are beautiful. Lots of places to sit and appreciate the surroundings. Statues are stark reminders that we need to take care of our environment. Love love love the butterfly garden!!!

Thank Ladybug4JESUS
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Butterfly Wing as well as our displays and traveling exhibit, Washed Ashore.

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Response from HawkeyeGrad67 | Reviewed this property |
You need to call them. Also make sure there is not a football game so you can avoid the traffic
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Linda 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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Linda M
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Response from ReimanGardens | Property representative |
You can always find out what' happening at the Gardens on our events calendar on our website. On our homepage, hover over "Events & Programs" and then click on "Upcoming Events & Education Programs" October 22 and 23 is our... More
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