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Newton, Iowa

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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


Jasper County Historical Museum

The history of Jasper County is depicted by a 40-foot bas relief mural. Exhibits include washing machine display, Maytag memorabilia, displays from four Newton-based companies, 150-million-year-old dinosaur tracks, agricultural display, and 1875 barn. See Victorian and 1930

Newton, IA Museums

Things to do near Newton, IA

Tama County Historical Museum

Former jail, built in 1870. American Indian and pioneer artifacts and extensive genealogical library, 1800s Bohemian cabin.

Hill Golf Course, The

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Madrid Historical Society Museum

Keigley Doll Collection includes more than 1,000 dolls, plus toys, accessories, and teddy bears. Ackerlund-Burke Coal Mine Mu...

Jester Park Golf Club -Jester Park

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

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...