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Reiman Gardens, Ames

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Reiman Gardens is a 17-acre university-owned public garden located immediately south of Jack Trice Stadium on the Iowa State University (ISU) campus in Ames, Iowa. Reiman Gardens (pronounced Rye-Men) is a year-round garden with events, programs, lectures, tours and ISU student classes that has consistently been one of the top visited attractions in Central Iowa. It is open seven days per week; 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, with extended hours in the summer season and extended evening hours for its events. The Gardens are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Reiman Gardens consists of a dozen distinct garden areas, an indoor conservatory and an indoor butterfly "wing", butterfly emergence cases, a gift shop, and several supporting greenhouses. ISU students and their classes are admitted free of charge, as are the Gardens' members. An admission fee is charged to the public. Many United Way of Story County agencies directors can receive free passes to distribute to their clients.

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  • This was an unexpected pleasure. The gardens and butterfly house was recommended by friends while we were in town. The gardens are well planned making for an interesting, whimsical and fragrant walk.....  more »
  • You want some peace, relaxation and time with nature? I highly suggested the butterfly room. You walk in and you see all these beautiful butterflies just flutter by you. Watch you step, they like to.....  more »
  • Spent a calm & peaceful afternoon roaming around exhibits. They have such a charming gift shop! It was well worth a stop
  • Nice garden for several hours. Seems not so small when you are inside. However, 9 dollars entrace fee is too much.

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