Make a Weekend of It

Make a Weekend of It

We invite you to make a weekend of your visit to Grinnell! Located just off I-80 midway between Des Moines and Iowa City, Grinnell is a great place to meet friends and family and enjoy your time together.

Boasting a historic downtown, a relaxed summer farmers market, and a fun selection of independent retailers for some retail therapy, Grinnell is truly the "Jewel of the Prairie.” With our range of name-brand and independent restaurants, Grinnell has also become known as a dining destination. Add in world-class athletic and recreational facilities and a thriving arts community, and you can see why Grinnell has been named one of the Top Ten Coolest Small Towns in America (CBS, 2009) and One of the Best College Towns in North America (MSN, 2012).


There is always something going on! For other activities to enjoy in Grinnell while you’re here for Summerfest, check out:


For lodging, Grinnell offers a wide variety of hotels and bed and breakfast options.