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Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
+1 515-294-2710
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Great Place to Visit; Wonderful Experience!

Had a morning to fill. Our motel staff suggested it and we were more than happy they did. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
rancher1000
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Janesville, Wisconsin
Beautiful Place to Visit

My husband and I spent a couple of hours at Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University a week ago... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marsha W
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Milford, IA
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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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+1 515-294-2710
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a morning to fill. Our motel staff suggested it and we were more than happy they did. It is more than than plants and flowers. There structures sea creatures created from plastic items collected from ocean beaches that should have been recycled. Wonderfully done...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I spent a couple of hours at Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University a week ago. Reiman Gardens is 17 acres of gardens including flowers, trees and grassy areas. This year there is a special exhibit throughout the gardens. There are sculptures...More

Thank Marsha W
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the positive review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you and your husband had a nice time and enjoyed our traveling exhibit Washed Ashore.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some construction going on but good for a couple hours with the kids Butterfly Garden is cool Not a lot of shade so it gets hot

Thank trvel
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. I'm happy to hear that you and the kids had fun.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

The staff here does an amazing job of keeping the grounds looking pristine. The butterfly gardens are a unique and fun attraction to the gardens as well.

Thank Liz1005
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of Reiman Gardens. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed both our 17-acres of outdoor gardens as well as the indoor Butterfly Wing.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Besides wonderful gardens, there is so much more. There has been a butterfly house, artwork and many activities

Thank Steven E
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

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

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Enjoyed our tour of the gardens. We went because of the world's largest concrete garden gnome (!), but the butterfly pavilion was outstanding.

Thank mauskraus
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

I'm pleased to hear that while Elwood the world's largest concrete gnome brought you to Reiman Gardens, you still enjoyed the rest of your visit including our Butterfly Wing. Thank you for taking time to leave a review.

Reviewed 6 May 2017

The butterflies are the stars of the show! Very nice, if small, butterfly enclosure!! The workers (student volunteers?) were so sweet and helpful. Plus, the gift shop is awesome!!! Would like to see an even larger display of tulips next spring. There is a cute...More

Thank Margaret L
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Reiman Gardens and that you're planning a return trip. There is always something new to see! Thank you for taking time to leave a review.

Reviewed 28 April 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
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 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

Reviewed 28 April 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
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 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.

Reviewed 26 April 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!

Thank rlwoodw1
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 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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Linda M
Is there any thing going on in October 21
30 September 2016|
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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
Is there anything going on October 21 weekend
28 September 2016|
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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
Do you anything going on the weekend of October 21 ames
28 September 2016|
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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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