Local Area Attractions
Pella, Iowa Many things to do and see!
If you’re looking for an educational and cultural experience, we’ve got it! Outdoor recreation year-round, we’ve got that! Enjoy the many shops around the square. It all happens in Pella! From the Annual Tulip Festival in May, Thursdays in Pella June-August, to our Christmas Tour for the holiday season, Pella is a “tourism treasure.”
Meskwaki Bingo Casino
Choose from over 1,400 of the newest and hottest reel and video slots in denominations from a penny to $100. The Table Games feature all the popular Vegas style games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow, Pot Shot Poker, and 3 Card poker. Meskwaki Bingo Casino!
Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
Experience the heart-pounding thrills of live Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse and harness racing every April through October. Whether you're an experienced handicapper or a first-time bettor, we're the place to be to witness all the pageantry of "The Sport of Kings." All of this and more can be found at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino!
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Located in Prairie City, IA The Prairie Learning Center facilities include a visitor center with book store, theater, classrooms and exhibit area. Miles of trails radiate from the Center. In addition, an 800 acre drive-through bison enclosure is also open. http://www.fws.gov/midwest/nealsmith/
Newton Aboretum & Botanical Gardens
3000 N. 4th Ave. E Newton The gardens feature a variety of plant displays and deciduous trees, ornamental grasses and perennials. Walk along the flowing stream and bow bridge enjoying the beautiful atmosphere. Paved walking trails among the beautiful displays. http://www.newtonarboretum.com/
Pappy's Antique Mall
Love antiques? Browse through Pappys! With over 18,000 square feet filling five levels (yes - FIVE levels!) of quality antique collectibles and furniture, we have something for everybody.
Iowa State Capital
The Iowa State Capital Building in Des Moines, Iowa was built between 1871 and 1886. This magnificent building represents both inside and out, one of the nation’s finest examples of 19th century architecture. The external is gilded with 23-karat gold leaf. Capitol Building Address: East 9th and Grand, Des Moines, Iowa. Tours of the Capitol last about one hour to one hour and 20 minutes. The tours can be scheduled between 8:00 and 3:30 Monday through Friday. Saturday tours are every half hour starting at 9:30 and ending at 2:30. Groups must schedule in advance. State Capital!
Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton. The track is owned and operated by U.S. Motorsport Corporation and designed by former NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace. Iowa Speedway is designed for year-round use and includes 25,000 permanent grandstand seats. It was designed as the first track in the world to protect fans and drivers through the use of SAFER barrier technology surrounding the entire perimeter of the track.
Knoxville Sprint Car Museum
The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum's "Salute to Champion Tony Stewart," featuring six of his championship-winning cars and presented by the Goodyear Tire & Service Network, is open and will be in the Knoxville-based non-profit museum until December 31. The Knoxville Sprint Car Museum is open seven days a week, year-round, for your enjoyment.
Wagaman Mill/ Museum (Lynnville, IA)
200 East St. Enjoy viewing an old mill in action and much more! http://iagenweb.org/jasper/history/wagamanmill/index.htm
Jasper County Historical Museum
Open Daily May 1-September 30 I-80 & Hwy 14 (Exit 164) Newton
The Jasper County Historical Museum was dedicated May 6, 1979. It is the result of the generosity and desire of many Jasper County residents who wanted to preserve the history of the area for future generations. The museum contains many interesting exhibits utilizing over 8,000 artifacts that have been donated to the society over the years. http://www.jaspercountymuseum.net/
Cardinal Hills Golf and Swim
Formerly Newton Country Club built in 1916 private country club now open to the public. Voted by the Iowa Golf Association as the best nine hole golf course in the State of Iowa. The Golf Course has rolling terrain with over sixty feet of elevation changes the greens are small and fast. All of the holes are framed by huge trees some over one hundred years old. Come out and play, expect fun.