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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

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

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 near Newton, IA

Echo Valley Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

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...

Jet Karting

Rental racing, WKA-sanctioned races on .6-mile asphalt road course....

Factory Stores of America Outlet Center

Eighteen outlet stores including clothing, housewares and gifts....

Blank Park Zoo

Beautifully-landscaped 22-acre zoological park featuring naturalistic exhibits with more than 800 animals from five continent...