Admissions, Hours & Directions

Lake Helen


General Admission Fees:

  • $10 general admission
  • $9 for seniors ages 65 and up
  • $5 for youth ages 2-12
  • Free for youth under 2
  • Members from participating AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program institutions receive two complimentary general admissions OR one general admission and two youth (2-12) admissions.
  • Free for full-time ISU students.
  • Free for active duty military and one guest with active duty military ID.
  • Free for individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID for up to four individuals per EBT card. This benefit is not valid with a P-EBT card.
  • View our days featuring special admission rates HERE.

You can apply your day’s admission towards the purchase of an annual membership. CLICK HERE to learn more.

General Admissions (expires in 1 year):

General Admissions (valid for one year)


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Start Date: March 1, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2025


Reiman Gardens - Iowa State University
1407 Univrsity Blvd.
Ames, IA
Map and Directions

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
  • Fall and winter hours from October 1 to April 30, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Conservatory Complex reopened October 1, including the Butterfly Wing, Gift Shop and Conservatory.

Note: With close proximity to Iowa State University’s Jack Trice Football Stadium, there is no guest parking available on home football game days. Check the Iowa State football schedule HERE. Call (515) 294-2710 for more information.

Location & Directions

  • Some smart phones and GPS list Reiman Gardens and our mailing address 1407 University Blvd. in the wrong location.
  • Instead of entering Reiman Gardens or our address, enter into the map’s search field “intersection of University Boulevard and South 16 Street Ames”. Find the map below with directions to our entrance from the intersection of University Blvd. and S. 16 St.

directional map resized 2016Click on the map to view larger.

Wheelchairs & Electric Scooters Not Available

Unfortunately due to health concerns, we will not be able to provide these items at this time. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own wheelchairs and scooters if needed.

Map of Reiman Gardens

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