If you want small town charm close to the Des Moines metro, Grimes, Iowa is your town. Founded in 1881 and named after Iowa's third governor, James W. Grimes, Grimes is an ideal place to raise children and relive your small town childhood, with a great school system, and community events like Governors Days. But once you're there, where do you eat and what do you do? Here are just a few great places in Grimes.
The Radish is a local favorite that draws people in from other communities. It offers a good wine list and sophisticated options along side home grown comforts like roast beef. Personally, I can't pass up the sirloin steak sandwich for lunch. The brunch is not to be missed.
Being a Gilmore Girls fan, I was a little giddy to be pulling into Luke's. And although I was not transported to Stars Hollow, I was greeted with a very good latte and a great selection of pastries. It's a cute coffee shop, with a great selection and wonderful employees.
No matter if you're an experience climber, a beginner looking for a great workout, or just looking for a place to bring the kids during a snowy day, Climb Iowa is a great addition to the Central Iowa scene. Climb Iowa offers camps, classes, and birthday parties in addition to an open gym climbing experience.
You know those days when it's -20, the kids are climbing the walls, and you just can't clean up another mess? Well, friends, that's why God gave us Sky Zone. It's magical place that allows kids to have fun and expend energy at an amazingly beautiful pace. Parents can join in and get a great workout, or just sit and enjoy that moment of peace while everyone is happy.