Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Gathering Location

Grinnell College - Mac field next to the student center & dorms

Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA

Grinnell College is located in central Iowa, about an hour east of Des Moines, IA. The site of the 2011 Gathering, we're glad to return to the green and centralized campus! Grinnell, Iowa, is home to just under 10,000 residents, is located in central Iowa and has a vibrant, diverse population that blends the charm of a rural community with the quirkiness of a college town. Known as the "Jewel of the Prairie," Grinnell has some of Iowa's most entrepreneurial independent restaurants, a host of unique retailers and a charming downtown. (Check back for more photos and campus details later in the fall.)

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Field Trips at the Gathering

Once you are at the Gathering, sign-up on site for trips offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Costs vary.

Likely field trips will showcase local walking tours of buildings by world-renowned architects and local artists, Iowa’s agriculture, the Mother Mosque, a historical look at the Amana colonies, and guided tour of the prairie with the author of Hiking Iowa.

Check back in late fall 2018, to learn more about field trips and other destinations in the region