Winter Wonderscape Experience at Reiman Gardens

Winter Wonderscape Experience at Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens located in Ames, Iowa near, Iowa State University, is an attraction many families think of visiting during the warmer months, but Reiman Gardens has given a big reason to visit during the holiday season. The Winter Wonderscape Holiday Light Show is something you do not want to miss. Back for its second year, families will enjoy an outdoor walk through a 17-acre campus filled with fantasy lights, sculptural forms, seasonal displays, and so much more.

Our family attended for the first time and were extremely expressed by all of the thought and beauty that expanded the entire 17-acre site. When you enter you will be welcomed by a bright, colored tunnel. You will not want to miss the massive disco balls, a twenty-foot-wide fountain of lights, Peter Rabbit, Elwood the Giant Gnome, and a variety of immersive light displays.

The Winter Wonderscape event at Reiman Garden will definitely fill you with holiday cheer with the wide array of lights!

As you wind your way through the outdoor property (make sure you bundle up!) there is an opportunity to purchase hot chocolate and other small treats.

The Children’s Garden included a light show set to every child and child at heart’s favorite Frozen-themed music.

RG Express Holiday Train Display

As you end your walk through the Winter Wonderscape Holiday Light Show, you will enter the main building. Do not rush through this! You do not want to miss the garden-scale train which is everyone’s favorite. The RG Express Holiday Train display is located in Hughes Conservatory. The entire family will love the train displays, holiday lights, and more. The RG Express Train display is always a family favorite.

Although the Butterfly Wing and gift shop are not open during this specific event, you will not want to miss a stop to take in the butterflies working hard.

On select evenings during the Holiday season, you can catch live music in the Garden Room. Take a look at the schedule.

This outdoor holiday light show is a must to be added to your Holiday Bucket List!

Purchase Tickets

You must purchase tickets ahead of time. Snag your tickets today!


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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