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Great for kids!

So much hidden away by the stadium. Way larger than you would expect from the street. Butterfly... read more

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ryansc0ttk
Great all year

We have a membership and came out to see the debut of the RG Express train. Our son loves trains so... read more

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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.
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1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011-3101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much hidden away by the stadium. Way larger than you would expect from the street. Butterfly Wing is interactive and lots of fun, though there are several broken activities.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have a membership and came out to see the debut of the RG Express train. Our son loves trains so this was a slam dunk. Then off to the butterfly room, where they were particularly active that day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CycloneIowa
ReimanGardens, Communications at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your membership to Reiman Gardens! I'm so happy to hear that your family enjoyed our holiday train display as well as our butterflies.

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is the perfect family outing to enjoy nature and, of course, butterflies! It is best on warm weather days, but even on cool or rainy days you can enjoy the butterfly atrium and botanical gardens.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ReimanGardens, Communications at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

We appreciate your review of Reiman Gardens and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, especially in our Butterfly Wing.

Reviewed 23 October 2018

The Reiman Gardens is such a beautiful and peaceful spot to visit. I love to see what they have planted in the vegetable garden (the harvest gets donated to a local pantry). And don't forget to take your picture with the world largest gnome!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda M
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordintaor at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. We're glad to hear that you enjoy visiting the Gardens and frequently it sounds like. We're always appreciative of our return visitors!

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This garden is an oasis. It is full of surprises- art, science, education. It is a relaxing and inspiring place to go with friends, family and children. Always changing

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Trish H
ReimanGardens, Communications at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you for your review of Reiman Gardens. It sounds like you're a regular visitor, which is appreciated. It's great that you pointed out that Reiman Gardens is so much more than just plants!

Reviewed 5 October 2018

We visited on a cool day in October and were pleased we did. They have their butterfly exhibit open all year. This is quite unusual. We have visited well over 100 gardens and those with butterfly gardens usually only operate them for a limited time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ReimanGardens, Communications at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Reiman Gardens, especially our Butterfly Wing! If you're ever in the area again, please consider a return visit as things are always changing here. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Started with the Butterfly Habitat, of course, and it was intense. Over a thousand fluttering delicate beautiful creatures dancing about us - couldn't take pics fast enough. Very enjoyable. Gardens delightful and current exhibit of interactive air sculptures captures your imagination. Videos for these as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RubyH26
ReimanGardens, Communications at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

It's great to hear that you enjoyed Reiman Gardens, especially the Butterfly Wing, our Gift Shop, and our temporary kinetic sculpture exhibit, Wind, Waves & Light. If you're in the area again, I hope you will consider a return visit because things are always changing...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

amazing conservatory.. variety of butterflies. great for photos and to take kids. a decent place to visit in ames

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank eliza j
ReimanGardens, Communications at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

We appreciate your review of Reiman Gardens. Thanks for taking the time to do so. We're happy to hear you consider it worthwhile.

Reviewed 26 September 2018

Where else in Iowa could you get the chance to experience hundreds, if not thousands, of beautiful butterflies all at once! Definitely worth a visit. All of the gardens are nice and the gift shop offers some nice, unique items.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kim S
ReimanGardens, Communications at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Reiman Gardens. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed many aspects of the Gardens from our outdoor gardens, to our Gift Shop, as well as our Butterfly Wing.

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Ok, I was with my business co workers when the ladies suggested we go here. Hmm, ok, I went but as a 51 year old male from rural Western NY farmland, I wasn't sure this was going to make my day. In all fairness, it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank schees1
ReimanGardens, Communications Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. It's true that our focus here is on gardening and butterflies, so folks with an interest in these will really love Reiman Gardens.

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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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