Ames, Iowa: World's Largest Concrete Gnome

15-foot-tall Gnome statue is the star of Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University.

Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA
Reiman Gardens, just south of the football stadium. From US Hwy 30 exit north onto University Blvd. You can see the Gardens immediately by looking north. Then take a left at the second stoplight into the stadium parking lot.
Daily 9 am - 4:30 pm, 9 am - 6 pm in summer (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission to enter gardens.
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World's Largest Concrete Gnome

It does cost $8 for adults to enter Reiman Gardens to see Elwood. The gardens are right next to the Iowa State University football field.

[Meredith, 08/21/2019]

Gnome statue.

World's Largest Concrete Gnome

The price of admission is totally worth it! The gnome sits in an amazing garden center which is great to explore!

[Jenny, 04/23/2012]


World's Tallest Concrete Gnome

The World's Tallest Concrete Gnome is at Iowa State University in Reiman Gardens.

[Jack Steck, 06/22/2010]

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