Introduction to Grimes, Iowa
Grimes, Iowa, in Polk county, is located 11 miles NW of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and 115 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. Part of the surrounding Des Moines metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Grimes is home to some 5,098 residents.
The present day City of Grimes was founded in 1881 and was officially incorporated on May 7, 1894. The city was named in the honor of James W. Grimes, the 3rd governor of Iowa and a former U.S. senator. It is partly located in Dallas County, which was established in 1846; and partly in Polk County, which was created on January 13, 1846.
Grimes and nearby Attractions
- Blank Park Zoo
- Living History Farms
- Iowa State Capitol
- Walnut Woods State Park
- Des Moines Art Center
- Badger Creek State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Grimes
There are many parks located in Grimes including the Water Works Park, Grimes City Park, and Lions Park. The city also offers a sports park that includes soccer fields, a skate park, and baseball fields. One can also visit the Grimes Public Library during their free hours. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy their leisure at the Longview Golf Center. The Saint Peter Lutheran Church and Grimes Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation are some of the local churches.
Des Moines International Airport is the nearest airport.
Grimes Higher Education
Drake University and Des Moines Community College are close to the city.