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Places to Visit

Iowa Prairie (via Iowa Tourism Office)
CERA prairie (via Grinnell College)
Fly Fishing (via Iowa Tourism Office)
Des Moines skyline (via Iowa Tourism Office)
Winterset Bridge (via Iowa Tourism Office)
Des Moines Sculpture Park (via Iowa Tourism Office)

Looking to extend your stay on the prairie? Don’t miss the Midwest.

Exciting adventures, day trips, before and after Gathering places to go and things to see!

Grinnell is known as the "Jewel of the Prairie," with some of Iowa's entrepreneurial independent restaurants, a host of unique retailers and a unique downtown. The City of Grinnell is host to Grinnell College and world-class athletic and recreational facilities, plus a thriving arts and culture community.

Enjoy the Outdoors


Des Moines Saturday Farmers Market

Neal Smith Buffalo Reserve

Palisades-Kepler State Park

Camp Out at Rock Creek State Park

Explore Iowa

American Gothic House Center - Eldon, IA

Cedar County Historical Society Museum - The museum & Prairie Village contains the only permanent exhibit of the Scattergood Hostel. The Scattergood Hostel was formed just prior to World War II by Quakers to assist guests leaving dangers of Europe - Tipton, IA

Des Moines Art Center & Sculpture Park - Des Moines, IA

Field of Dreams - Dyersville, IA

Fossil and Prairie Park - Rockford, IA

Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum - Little House on the Prairie in Burr Oak, IA

Living History Museum - Urbandale, IA

Music Man Square - Mason City, IA

Shrine of the Grotto of Redemption - West Bend, IA

More to do in the Grinnell, IA area on the Field Trips page