Welcome parents, faculty, and students! Grinnell College is one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the country located right here in the Jewel of the Prairie. Founded in 1846 by legendary American pioneer J.B. Grinnell, it is certainly worth exploring for some beautiful photo opportunities or a number of events put on year round. Learn more by visiting the Grinnell College website.
Historic Downtown Grinnell
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Founded in 1854, the “Jewel of the Prairie” is the town we call home! Less than a five minute drive from Foreside Acres, Historic Downtown offers great restaurants, shopping, and sights. Learn more by visiting the official Grinnell website.
This very popular manufacturer of firearms, hunting equipment, and accessories is located right here in Grinnell. Head down the road and visit their showroom. Learn more by visiting Brownells website.
Less than a half hour drive from Foreside Acres, race fans have a great destination in the Iowa Speedway! Learn more by visiting the official Iowa Speedway website.
The Amana Colonies
Near an hour drive and just outside Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, experience the charm and tastes of these unique Amish communities. Taste some wine and cheese, shop antiques, and admire the woodworking at this wonderful day-trip destination. Learn more by visiting the Amana Colonies website.
The biggest thrills in Central Iowa! Take your family to Adventureland, located about 50 miles west of Grinnell in Altoona down I-80. Open seasonally, visit the Adventureland website for hours and ticket information.