Newton (Iowa)

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Newton (Iowa)

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Newton is a city in Central Iowa.


Newton used to be a company town, hosting the Maytag Corporation's headquarters. Maytag was famous for its high-quality washing machines. In 2007 Whirlpool bought Maytag and promptly closed it down. As a result, Newton has fallen on hard times in recent years and was even featured in a television documentary about the recession at the end of October 2010. Nevertheless, Newton remains a pleasant place to visit with friendly locals who will be glad of your business.

Newton Convention and Visitors Bureau, 113 1st Avenue West, Newton, Iowa 50208. 1-800-798-0299. [1]

Get in[edit]

Newton is just off I80-E, 36 miles east of Des Moines. For those without a car, Checkered Flag taxi will take you from Des Moines to Newton for around $70 (641-791-7777).

Get around[edit]

The centre of Newton is small enough to walk around.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Jasper County Courthouse is an impressive building right in the centre of town.
  • Agnes Patterson Memorial Park, 3004 North 4th Avenue East, Newton IA 50208 (641) 791-7667. Has a small but well-kept botanical garden and arboretum with sculptures and detailed signage. Free.

Do[edit][add listing]

The Iowa Speedway will suit petrolheads.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Maytag blue cheese is the local speciality.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are no notable eateries in Newton but major fast food chains are represented. Panda Garden on the main square does a cheap (under US$10) buffet.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

Holiday Inn Express is right in the centre of town next to the former HQ of the Maytag Corporation (now owned by a telecoms company). Reliable chain fare with clean comfortable rooms. 208 W 4th St N, Newton, IA 50208 877-859-5095.


Get out[edit]

Routes through Newton
Des MoinesAnkeny  W noframe E  GrinnellDavenport
Des Moines ← Altoona ←  W noframe E  GrinnellDavenport

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