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Newton, Iowa

  • Wagaman Mill

    Constructed in 1848, the mill has been used as a saw mill, carding mill, flour mill, feed mill, and as a generating station for electricity. Interior is completely restored and contains an operating w...
    Wagaman Mill

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Maytag Dairy Farms

The manufacturer of world-famous Maytag Blue Cheese, Maytag Dairy Farms, welcomes visitors to a cheese shop overlooking the cheese plant and farm. View a 10-minute video covering the history of this famous cheese, and enjoy samples at the end of the tour.

Newton, IA Agriculture

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

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


Things to do near Newton, IA

Mahanay Bell Tower

Fourteen-story carillon commands a view of Jefferson and surrounding countryside from the 120-foot-high observation deck. Fou...

Fort Des Moines Memorial Park and Education Center

America's largest memorial to black and female soldiers. A 4.6-acre memorial park includes 20,000 sq. ft. museum and historic...

Brunnier Art Museum

Art exhibitions; glass, ceramics and art from eastern and western cultures; gallery talks; children's programs....

Taylor #4 Country School

This turn-of-the-century one-room schoolhouse is furnished with fixtures and equipment from Marshall County schools and depic...

Traer Historical Museum

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