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Reiman Gardens, Ames

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#1 of 11 in Things to do in Ames
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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Situated on a 17-acre site in beautiful Ames, Iowa, Reiman Gardens offers a year-round destination featuring distinct gardens, always changing, adapting, and evolving with the seasons. Explore a large variety of plants, aromatic herbs and beautiful roses, a towering palm tree, native prairie species, and so much more. Get tips and inspirations for your own garden, enjoy unique art and architecture, and relax in an indoor tropical oasis. In addition to yearly themes, special events, and an ever changing display of natural beauty, the Gardens also offers a tropical indoor Conservatory with seasonal displays, a 2,500 square foot Butterfly Wing with 800 exotic butterflies in flight, and a full-service Gift Shop featuring unique items.
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  • A gem on the Iowa State University campus. Beautiful gardens and fully accessible for handicap individuals. 
    A gem on the Iowa State University campus. Beautiful gardens and fully accessible for handicap individuals.  more »
  • So much to see. Take your time and take it all in. Friendly staff and the plants are wonderful. Wide variety and the landscaping is very well done. 
    So much to see. Take your time and take it all in. Friendly staff and the plants are wonderful. Wide variety and the landscaping is very well done.  more »
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  • Absolutely worth the visit. Gorgeous grounds with a wonderful variety. I believe they also have various plants that mature throughout the seasons so there is always something new. Great places to sit and relax if you want to spend more time or simply walk through their pathways. I appreciated that everything was labeled so I could learn what they had going on. They even have a great butterfly garden
  • What a gorgeous place. Even on a cloudy day in the winter! My favorite was the butterfly garden. My 8 year old nephew liked the chimes. Everything was great though. Nice, helpful staff throughout the gardens. Also clean restrooms, cement pathways, book exchange, bridges, giant gnome, and more. There were scooters availability for anyone that needed them. Now back to the butterflies! Seriously amazing. I could have sat in there for hours. All different sizes and colors. Fly right by you. Easy to find and very reasonable cost. Adults $12, kids $6, breaks for seniors and veterans. Plenty of parking available.

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