/ ik·splor / verb

Definition: travel in or through (an unfamiliar country or area) in order to learn about or familiarize oneself with it.

Field trips were one of the best things about school, and Hotel Grinnell gets an “A” in geography when it comes to busting out of the classroom and learning more about the area. Within three blocks of our downtown hotel, you’ll find Grinnell’s best restaurants and shops, a 9-hole golf course, a pair of art galleries and much, much more.  Want to put together a schedule for your visit to Grinnell? In addition to this local guide and online resources like and the Grinnell Community Event Calendar, our concierge and digital concierge will be your sage tutor when it comes to learning about nearby attractions and things to do.