Destination guide

The friendly area of Grimes awaits your stay

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Grimes. This welcoming and relaxing city is known for its restaurants, shopping and spas. Des Moines Art Center and Salisbury House are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Grimes

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Grimes has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Blank Park Zoo (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Adventureland (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • M2B Raceway (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Beaver Creek Golf Club (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Pump It Up (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Grimes

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Grimes. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Saylorville Lake (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Big Creek State Park (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Brenton Arboretum (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Walnut Woods State Park (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Grimes

Fly into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), the closest airport, located 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Grimes?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 52 house rentals around Grimes. From 32 Houses to 14 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Grimes is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Grimes?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Grimes. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park: 60 home rentals
  • M2B Raceway: 60 home rentals
  • Beaver Creek Golf Club: 60 home rentals
  • Southridge Mall: 59 home rentals
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds: 60 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Grimes listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Grimes?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 32 Houses in Grimes. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Grimes include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 14 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 3 lodging choices
  • Studios: 9 lodging choices

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Grimes?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation homes with pool available in Grimes.