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Walking Tours

What better way to explore Grinnell than on your own two feet? Experience the unique sights and sounds of Grinnell at your own pace and on your own time. Local route scouts have created tours to show you their favorite places and things to do in Grinnell. Each self-guided walking tour has a detailed route map with the total distance of the tour and descriptions of things you will see on your way. We invite you to explore our city and Get Into Grinnell! Click the links below for tour information.

Grinnellians are invited to submit your own tours! The creators of the first 10 approved tours will win $100 Grinnell Bucks. Click here to download more information and a template that will help you plan your tour. 
Click the links below to download a printable PDF of each tour.

Architectural Treasures (1.9 miles)  This tour will introduce you to some of the highlights of Grinnell's architectural heritage.

Community Arts (2.6 miles)  Grinnell is filled with galleries, murals, and architectural landmarks that tell the story of our community. 

Downtown History (0.5 miles)   Discover the history of some of the oldest buildings in downtown Grinnell.