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One of America's Prettiest Painted Places.
Rohm and Hass Paint Quality Institute
# 3 Coolest Small Towns in America.
One of America's Most Walkable Small Towns.
Seconds from everything and an hour from anywhere! Everything in Grinnell is right at hand, and we're less than an hour from Des Moines and Iowa City!
From Des Moines: Take I-80 east to exit 182. Turn left onto Highway 146. Downtown Grinnell is about three miles down the road.
From Iowa City: Take I-80 west to exit 182. Turn right onto Highway 146. Downtown Grinnell is about three miles down the road.
Highway 6: Grinnell can also be reached by taking US Highway 6, which runs parallel to I-80. Highway 6 (known as Sixth Avenue in Grinnell) runs through town.