Attractions and Upcoming Events

International Wrestling Institute and Museum

Museum features Olympic, collegiate and pro wrestling history. Displays on famous athletes include Iowa's Olympic champion Dan Gable, Frank Gotch and Verne Gagne. Pro wrestling hall of fame. Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa.

Newton, IA Museums

Valle Drive-Inn Theatre

Central Iowa's only remaining drive-in theater is open daily, and children under 11 are admitted free with parents.

Newton, IA Drive-In Theaters

Sugar Grove Vineyards and Gatheringplace

Small country winery with 11-acre vineyard, two-acre pond, abundant wildlife, beautifully landscaped grounds. See a small herd of elk. Free wine tastings and tours of winery. Summer concert series.

Newton, IA Wineries

Newton Kart Klub

Enjoy weekend races on this 1/8 mile dirt oval go-cart track.

Newton, IA Kart Racing

Newton Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Collection of native and introduced trees and plants used to beautify Iowa's landscape. Annuals, perennials, hostas, roses, ornamental grasses. Prairie water garden. Paved walking path.

Newton, IA Arboretums

Things to do Museums near Newton, IA

Jasper County Historical Museum

The history of Jasper County is depicted by a 40-foot bas relief mural. Exhibits include washing machine display, Maytag memo...

Adel Historical Museum

1857 brick building served as Adel's original schoolhouse. Features period room settings, photographs and memorabilia....

Community Historical Society Museum

Two main street buildings plus machine shed, natural history items, artifacts representing central Iowa history, military roo...

Traer Historical Museum

Located in a former general store, with school and military exhibits, annual quilt show, cemetery walk. Learn about Tama Jim ...

Kate Shelley Railroad Museum and Park

Restored depot where visitors learn the dramatic story of 15-year-old Kate Shelley's warning of upcoming danger to a passenge...