- 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.
Standard facilities such as a baseball diamond, picnic shelter that can be rented, a children's playground, and open picnic areas are available at Walker-Johnston Park. The city's skateboard park is held within the site.
One of the largest American public universities, Iowa State University is located in Ames. Its most highly regarded programs are computer science, information systems, chemistry, biology and engineering. Notable faculty include chemistry professor Daniel Scheckmann, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistr…
Managed by the University of Iowa, Reiman Gardens is an extensive series of botanical gardens that includes a gigantic butterfly house. This attraction is open throughout the year and offers holiday exhibits in its warm greenhouses.