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Reiman Gardens, Ames

(4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • My sisters and I enjoyed the lovely indoor upside-down umbrella exhibit, the butterfly garden with live enchanting varieties, and outdoor walking and seating areas. The Reiman garden gift shop a delig...  more »
  • Reiman Gardens is a beautiful place for all ages. They have a butterfly garden all year around and the gardens outside are always changing. They have different displays and a beautiful indoor garden y...  more »
  • The butterfly house was very cool and enjoyed by the entire family. The tropical flower greenhouse refreshing and a nice place to snap a family photo. We walked the trails outside and all agreed that ...  more »
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  • We stopped by here on a recent trip to Adventureland, and we were pleasantly surprised! While not as big as some other botanical gardens, Reiman is just a beautiful, well-maintained place to visit. The kids especially loved the butterfly exhibit, and I think every one of them had butterflies land on them. The outdoor exhibits are also very nice, and even though the gardens is very close to the road, you'd never know it walking through it. TIP: When walking along Lake Helen, be careful near the cattails because there are birds nests in there and the birds will likely fly over your head. Or in my case, a bird swooped right by my head, likely warning me to get further away from its nest.
  • 17 acres of amazing gardens. There's even a bunch of Lego sculptures scattered around that are awesome. Make sure to check out the butterfly enclosure!
  • Great variety of plants in a rather small area. Well maintained and a fun place to explore on your own. Was attacked by a feisty Redwing Blackbird.
  • Lovely garden, my niece loved the butterflies and the staff is both knowledgeable and friendly.
  • I mean I like dead plants and all but I can't really tell the difference between dead tulips and dead roses. I mean maybe it's the lack of color but I'm not a flower expert.