- 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.
Thomas Mitchell Park is a county park featuring a tall, wooded ridge. The park is named after Thomas Mitchell, one of Polk County's first settlers. Attractions include a playground, camping facilities, fishing, picnic shelters, and hiking trails.
Theater 'For Children, By Children,' Class Act Productions Incorporated is an entertaining and educational community theater space aimed at given kids a chance to perform before live audiences. The theater offers workshops and holds auditions.
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Pella, Iowa's Historical Village, Vermeer Windmill & Scholte House is a living history museum. Its two-story main building is available for docent-guided tours. Each tour lasts roughly 45 minutes. Visitors are also welcome to explore many parts of this attraction on their own.
The Pella Historical Society is a group dedicated to preserving and promoting the local history of the area. Tours are offered of the many local historical attractions, including a history museum, flower gardens, and the childhood home of Wyatt Earp.
The Vermeer Mill was constructed in 2002 in the local historic district, based on the windmills familiar in old Europe. An actual working facility, guides offer tours and insight on the milling process and its history in the area.
Running since 1855, Pella Public Library provides visitors with a plethora of books to choose from in different formats like digital and audio. The city hosts a genealogy club where members of the town can learn about their family history.
Golfers at the Bos Landen Golf Resort in Pella, Iowa enjoy a tranquil, serene experience unmatched by most other golf resorts. The public course has 18 holes. The Bos Landen Golf Resort is also available for group golfing, corporate meetings and weddings.