Every town plans elaborate Ladies' Day Out activities, but what about the men? A guy "mancation" in Grinnell is full of food, outdoor activities, some manly shopping and more food. Did we mention food already?
Your day will instantly be better with a stomach stuffed full of a hearty breakfast from the Frontier Cafe. Think omelets, pancakes and bacon.
Love guns? Check out the brand new 7,000-square-foot Brownells retail store. It is stocked with pistols, rifles and thousands of gun tools, parts and accessories.
Love the outdoors? Check out all of the bicycling gear at Bikes to You. Grinnell has a reputation as a gravel bike riding mecca, so ask the staff for advice on outfitting your bike for gravel. If concrete is more your style, the shop is packed with accessories to help you ride in style and comfort.
Love shoes? Okay, okay we know this isn't the ladies' itinerary. But every man needs some good running or hiking shoes. Brown's Shoe Fit has a huge selection of styles to choose from.
Love to be a cowboy? Whether you're a true cowboy or just a man that enjoys a nice pair of boots, Wagon Wheels West on the edge of town is the place for all of your Western wear and horse-riding accessories.
Enjoy a juicy burger piled high with unexpected but delicious toppings at Prairie Canary. The restaurant also serves a variety of craft beer.
Head to Rock Creek State Park and rent a pontoon from the Rock Creek Marina for an afternoon on the lake. Or if golf is more your style, enjoy a round of golf at the Grinnell College Golf Course or Oakland Acres Golf Club. And if the Iowa weather isn't conducive to outdoor activities, check the sports schedule and see if you can catch a game of Grinnell College basketball. The men's team has earned national attention for the fast-paced, high-scoring games and admission to all college sporting events is free.
Enjoy a bacon-wrapped sirloin or a juicy Iowa pork chop at Grinnell Steakhouse. This is a grill-your-own restaurant, so get ready to enjoy a beverage while grilling your meat and Texas toast on the giant grills.