Introduction to Grinnell, Iowa
Grinnell was founded and named after Josiah B. Grinnell in 1854. It was located at the junction of Rock Island Railroad and Minneapolis and St Louis Railroad. It served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The Grinnell College was the first college that was established west of Mississippi River.
Grinnell and nearby Attractions
- Rock Creek State Park
- Grinnell Historical Museum
- Fun Valley Ski Area
- Iowa Transportation Museum
- International Wrestling Institute & Museum
Things To Do In Grinnell
Grinnell includes several open spaces and parks such as the Arbor Recreation Area, MacEachron Field, Nyanza Park, Rosenbloom Football Field, and Merrill Park. The Commemorate Grinnell Founder Historical Marker, Horace Greeley - Editor Historical Marker, and First House in Grinnell Historical Marker are also worth taking a look around. One can also spend their free hours at the Conney M Kimbo Black Cultural Center, Grinnell Country Club, and Grinnell Historical Museum.
International flight is available from Des Moines International Airport.
Grinnell Higher Education
Grinnell College is the local college. Indian Hills Community College, Hawkeye Community College, and Iowa State University also offer facilities for higher education.