- 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.
Visit the colorful and inventive National Balloon Museum in Indianola, Iowa to celebrate one of the most adrenaline rushing activities known to man! Enjoy pictures, demonstrations, and the science behind hot air ballooning, as well as a look at a full hot air balloon up close and personal.
Offering hockey and figure skate rentals, Metro Ice Sports Arena hosts public skate sessions in its 87,000 square foot facility. The arena offers party packages that include pizza, skate rentals, and two hours of skating.
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As a 36-lane bowling center, Val Lanes Recreation Center provides visitors with amenities like bumpers and automatic scoring for recreational bowling. During the summer, kids up to age 15 may bowl free.
Even though the Ames Dog Park is open to the public all dogs must obtain a facility use permit to show that they have an up-to-date rabies vaccination and their owners have signed a liability waiver. Within the dog park, there is a walking path and drinking fountains.
Named for benefactors Mr. and Mrs. William Buxton, Buxton Park is situated on 5.4 acres and is home to a butterfly garden, arboretum and ornamental fountain. It provides benches, a gazebo and a trail suitable for biking and walking.
A movie theater with seven auditoriums, Paramount 7 Theatres displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers RealD 3D movies, birthday party hosting and a snack bar with food and drinks.
Showcasing the newest films, Cobblestone 9 Theatre offers visitors refillable popcorn buckets that can be used for any showing for the year. Ticket discounts are offered on Tuesdays and weekdays from 4-5:30 pm.
See the most recent film releases at the Carmike Cobblestone 9 Theater. Along with nine screens, the facility is equipped with 3D projection and concessions. They further offer discounted pricing on designated nights.