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Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
+1 515-294-2710
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Beautiful location for a wedding! It was located on the small building back by lake and felt very... read more

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Rgklever
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Always a nice walk around

While some of the displays change, the basics remain the same. A wonderful garden to stroll through... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Steve F
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Ames, Iowa
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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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+1 515-294-2710
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful location for a wedding! It was located on the small building back by lake and felt very secluded.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

While some of the displays change, the basics remain the same. A wonderful garden to stroll through regardless of the season. The butterflies are just an added bonus.

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

We appreciate your positive review of Reiman Gardens and that you're a repeat visitor to the Gardens. Thanks for your patronage!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently went to a conference event at this venue and it was lovely. After eating dinner, we walked the grounds and through the butterfly garden which were beautiful on an early summer evening.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens! I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the grounds during your conference.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The variety of butterflies in the butterfly garden was amazing - great photos! The whole facility is great to see in about 60-90 minutes. Don't forget to take your picture with Elwood, the world's largest concrete garden gnome! If you are a member of another...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the butterflies as well as Elwood.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

A great outing for all ages. Very well-kept paths and glorious flowers. The butterfly garden was incredible! A must do when I visiting Ames!

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

We appreciate your review of Reiman Gardens and are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit! If you're in the area again, I hope that you'll come again because our displays and exhibitions change annually.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

It's pretty small place, with wonderful butterfly garden, a nice pond with water lilies and lotuses, some vegetable gardens. The place is more educational than entertaining.

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. Education is an aspect of our mission, although we also aim to provide fun and exciting displays and exhibits.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We are members here. I've been to two classes offered and plan to do more. One was the "from chrysalis to caterpillar" for kids, and orchids 101. Great educators and facilities. Of course the gardens are amazing!

Thank Jillbean11
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ReimanGardens, Public Relations Manager at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoy our education programs. Thanks for being a member!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Reiman Gardens is a gorgeous attraction with plenty to do regardless of the season, though Spring and Summer are the best times to visit. Boasting a quaint gift shop, visitors can start by picking up a piece by local artists or find more mainstream gifts...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

You have really covered a visit to Reiman Gardens in a nutshell with a perfect overview for first time visitors to read. We appreciate the positive review and thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Reiman Gardens is worth a visit both by locals and visitors. In spring, summer and early fall it's nice to walk outside, while in winter it's much nicer inside, in the Butterfly Wing or in the Conservatory. There are always some expositions in the Conservatory,...More

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ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to leave such a thorough and positive review of Reiman Gardens. Thank you for bringing attention to all of the different ways that people can utilize the Gardens, from visiting, to attending events or education programs, to facilities rentals,...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Spring, summer or fall, the gardens at Iowa State's Reiman Gardens are well worth a visit and stroll around. Enjoy the changing seasonal offerings, as well as the Butterfly Pavilion and more. If you happen to be a member of the Botanic Garden and/or other...More

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ReimanGardens, Communication Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you very much for your review of Reiman Gardens. It sounds like you’re a repeat visitor which we always appreciate and enjoy the Gardens’ many seasonal delights.

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Lena M
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Can't tell you what conditions will be like next week; today was beautiful in Ames.
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I checked their event calendar and during that weekend active duty and vets get in free.
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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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