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Grinnell Train

Grinnell’s central-Iowa location isideally situated to serve business and leisure travel. Just off I-80 and 45 miles east of I-35, our city is within 75 miles of Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Ames, Pella and Ottumwa. U.S. Highway 6 and State Highway 146 run through the city. Grinnell is located in Poweshiek County, with nearby Montezuma serving as the county seat.

The Grinnell Municipal Airport accommodates charter, private, and corporate aircraft with its 5,000-foot concrete runway. Des Moines International Airport, located 60 miles west of Grinnell, handles all major airline travel. Additional local airports include Newton Municipal and Sully Municipal. Other major airports, located in Minneapolis, Cedar Rapids, Omaha, Kansas City, and the Quad Cities are accessible within a few hours’ drive.

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The Union Pacific and Iowa Interstate railroads, offering intermodal and piggyback services, travel through Grinnell daily and are accessible to Grinnell’s Industrial Park region.

Bus service to Des Moines (with connections to Minneapolis, Omaha and Kansas City) and Iowa City (with connections to Cedar Rapids and Chicago) is available daily from Grinnell.

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