- TripBuzz found 31 things to do with kids in or near Newton, Iowa, including 21 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Pella, Altoona, Marshalltown and Des Moines.
- From Cardinal Lanes to Iowa Speedway, the Newton area offers 46 different types of family activities, including: Race Car Driving, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Theaters.
- Located in central Iowa, just thirty minutes east of Des Moines in the city of Newton. Home of the Iowa speedway, the city draws many motor and race enthusiasts from around the US. Other points of interest include the rolling green countryside at the local dairy farm and the cities many museums.
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101 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266 MoreLess Info
Part of the Cinemark theater chain, the Century 20 Jordan Creek is a movie theater multiplex that shows primarily first run Hollywood movies with fully digital video and sound. The theater offers a variety of concession options.
Opened in 1997, West Grand Golf is a driving range and mini golf center that provides a number of amenities for the use of its golf enthusiast guests. The center also offers private lessons taught by a PGA Professional instructor.
Botanists and plant lovers flock to the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid. The Arboretum includes riots of colorful blossoms, unusual exotic plants, sculptured gardens, elegant creeping plants and plenty of other delights. This attraction is best visited in dry weather.
Run by a regional historical society, Boone County Historical Center provides visitors with historical and cultural information about the area. The center has exhibits with artifacts like fossils, Native American tools, taxidermy, and more.
Visitors learn about history and culture at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace. The small home has been staged to reflect the lifestyle of Mamie and the venue is run by knowledgeable guides who know every detail about the items in the house.
Featuring exhibits detailing the history of railroading from the Civil War until present day, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and James H. Andrew Railroad Museum displays railroad photographs and video footage. The museum also organizes train rides from the depot.