The Secret Garden In Iowa You’re Guaranteed To Love

Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa offers a magical garden with native prairie species, a tropical sanctuary that is home to over 800 butterflies, a lily pad garden, a vegetable garden display, water features, antique rose garden, sculpture displays, and more. The structures and displays are always changing. In the past, Reiman Gardens has been host to a large garden-themed lego display, over 10 hidden full-sized tree-houses, and various play structures.

This 17-acre wonderland is open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $4 for kids. You can see Reiman Gardens at no charge on the second Wednesday of each month.

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While the best place to visit Reiman Gardens is when Iowa’s weather is pleasant, the site is open year-round. They often hold special events, like youth programs, behind the scenes tours, and after-hours celebrations.