Newton’s entertainment and recreation options provide a plethora of activities and events for residents and visitors. From racing to music, public art to unique shops in our historic downtown to dog parks and bike trails – we have something for everyone!
During your visit make sure to check out Legacy Plaza, home to Gezellig Brewing Company (one of Iowa’s newest breweries).
You can join thousands of spectators for a race at the Iowa Speedway or catch a movie at the historic Capitol II Theatre or Valle Drive-In. Get to know our community’s history at the Jasper County Historical Museum or enjoy an amazing production from the Newton Community Theatre. For a relaxing afternoon, head to the Main Street to discover eclectic boutiques and shops and so much more!
Outdoor Recreation & Exciting Eateries
For rest and relaxation in nature, create your own art itinerary with Newton's 100+ pieces of public art and sculpture, admire floral beauty at the community's charming arboretum and botanical garden or hit the greens at Westwood Golf Course.
For more family fun, head to Maytag Park and hop on the bike trail, challenge your family to a round of disc golf, enjoy the playground, play a tennis match and shoot hoops, catch a live music event at the Bandshell or cool off at the Maytag Pool.
Once you've worked up an appetite, grab a casual bite to eat at First Street Bistro or Giovanni's Pizzeria, experiment with cultural flavors at Sombrero or Viet-Thai Taste, then indulge in dessert at Stacy's Sweet Stuff or Cardinal Corner.
Newton is the perfect Central Iowa getaway, just 30 miles from Des Moines and located on Historic U.S. Route 6 and just off Interstate 80. When you come to Newton, you’ll immediately notice our small-town hospitality and have the opportunity to enjoy all the amenities the community has to offer. Newton focuses on providing a safe community with a high quality of life, fun events, unique attractions, engaged residents and a strong business environment.
With so much to offer, if you’re considering a place to visit, we’d love to have you visit and get to know Newton!