descriptions and directions
Grimes Farm Nature Center - Marshall County
GPS Coordinates: 42.021476, -92.9692365
Description: Nature Center with 160 acres of forest, wetlands, prairie, and a lookout tower. Marshall County Conservation Board is in charge.
Restrooms and drinking water available ONLY when Nature Center is open!
Habitat: Forest, wetlands, and praise. Good mix of birds is possible and there are feeders at the nature center
Directions: NW of Marshalltown. COMPLICATED by easy if you follow directions so…
From the WEST: Start at intersection of US 30 and IA 300 (this is several miles west of Marshalltown). Proceed WEST to Exit 181 (appox 2 miles. Take the exit and follow it eastward to Oaks Ave/Highland Acres Rd (1.4 miles). Turn left (NORTH) and proceed .7 miles to 233rd Street. Turn left and proceed .6 miles to parking.
From the EAST: Start at intersection of US 30 and Marshalltown (Exit 185 do NOT get off this is just a start point. Proceed WEST and TAKE next the exit marked Oaks Ave (appox 2.5 miles_. Turn right (NORTH) and proceed .7 miles to 233rd Street. Turn left and proceed .6 miles to parking.