|Types of Transportation Available to Campus:|
The Des Moines and Cedar Rapids airports are approximately 1 hour from campus. Transportation is available most days during the academic year, except during breaks, holidays, and exam periods. There is no charge for this service but reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance. Flights should be arranged to arrive and/or depart between 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. CST.
|Driving Instructions to Campus:|
From I-80, take Exit 182; drive north on Highway 146 for 3 miles to Grinnell. Turn right (east) on 6th Avenue and proceed 3 blocks. Visitor parking for the Office of Admission, located in the John Chrystal Center, is on the left.
|Local Accommodations: Near By:|
Prospective students are welcome to spend an evening in the residence halls throughout the academic year. Contact the admissions office at least 10 days in advance. Housing on campus is not available for parents or others traveling with you. Within walking distance of campus you'll find the Carriage House Bed and Breakfast (641-236-7520), the Marsh House Bed and Breakfast(641-236-0132 or 641-236-6782), the Spaulding Inn Bed and Breakfast (641-990-1316) and The Guest House Bed and Breakfast (641-236-5843 or 641-236-6161). Four hotels are located a short distance from campus on Highway 146, just off I-80: Comfort Inn and Suites (641-236-5236), Country Inn and Suites (641-236-9600), Super 8 (800-800-8000), and the Days Inn (800-325-2525).
|Local Accommodations: Far Away:|
The city of Newton, 20 miles west of Grinnell, also offers a variety of motels including Best Western Newton Inn (800-528-1234), Holiday Inn Express (800-HOLIDAY), Radisson Inn (800-333-3333) and La Corsette Maison Inn Bed and Breakfast (641-792-6833). The Amana Colonies, one of Iowa's most well-known tourist attractions, can be found approximately 40 miles east of Grinnell with overnight accommodations available at the Comfort Inn (800-228-5200) or Holiday Inn (800-465-4349). The Office of Admission is happy to recommend additional accommodations if desired.