Our town has repeatedly been named as one of the best and coolest college towns in America – alongside places like Berkeley, Boulder, and Cambridge. Grinnell combines the artful intellectual buzz of a college town with the genuine warmth and friendliness that defines "Iowa nice." And we love it.
What is there to enjoy here? Grab a bike or simply walk into town to enjoy things like:
- Movies at the Strand
- Coffee at Saints Rest
- Sandwiches or a beer and good company at Lonnski's Pub and Deli
- Shopping at many of the locally-owned businesses, including craft, grocery, book, bike and clothing stores
- Grinnell's many bike trails, parks, and sports venues
Within an easy bike ride, you’ll find a state park as well as a nature preserve (a favorite spot for the cross-country runners).
TripAdvisor calls Grinnell “a great city with a decidedly metropolitan feel,” with countless events and festivals throughout the year.