1700 W 19th Street S
Newton, IA 50208
Phone: (641) 792-7722
Fax: (641) 792-1787
1700 W 19th Street S, Newton, IA, US, 50208
- Phone: (641) 792-7722
- Fax: (641) 792-1787
Arts & Museums
This grocery store that was started in 1895 is now a local museum that gives an insight into the grocery stores functioning and other details during the Twentieth century.
This gallery is home to a unique collection of paintngs, a variety of temporary exhibits, and a charming gift shop.
An exciting journey awaits those who are curious about the state’s history at this museum. Located at the Iowa State Historical Building, this museum houses documents and artifacts that detail the history of Iowa. Among the collections here, you will see rare antique cars like the Duesenberg automobiles, as well as the animals and plants that are native to the region. After being acquainted with the history of the state, do head down to the Cafe Baratta, where a sumptuous lunch awaits you. See the website for more information.
Housed in a circa 1908, Beaux Arts Classical-style United States Post Office, the Polk County Heritage Gallery provides a multi-use exhibition space for artistic and historical exhibits. It is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Iowa Hall of Pride chronicles the achievements of Iowans across a myriad of vocations, from academics and art to athletics and cinema. Their multi-media exhibitions are an interesting and fun way to learn about the history of the community. Shoot baskets, play football, watch videos, take a science lesson, or sing with the state choir for a unique museum experience. This place is a must visit for families looking to combine entertainment and education.
With the mission to be highest quality scientific exploration through interactive educational exhibits and programs, The Science Center of Iowa has emerged to be a leading learning center in Iowa. This Science Center is dedicated entirely to learning and experimentation. Diversified fields of science, be it physical science or space technology, everything at the 'Science Center of Iowa' inculcates a sense of curiosity within each one of us. So come explore, experiment to satisfy your hunger for 'knowledge'.
A temple for art lovers and learners, the Des Moines Art Center has art works like Edward Hopper's Automat, which was reproduced as a postage stamp. Other artists included in the permanent collection are Andy Warhol, Claude Monet and Roy Lichtenstein. The building is also considered as a work of art and was built in 1948 and redesigned in 1968. The art center even has a reference library, restaurant and a gift shop. It also has arrangements for seminars and workshops on regularly.
Country store, log cabin, meeting house.
The Octagon is a comprehensive community arts center located in an historic four-story building that offers art exhibitions, workshops, and such annual special events as the Octagon Art Festival and Octagon benefit auction. The Octagon Art Shop offers original, hand-crafted works of art by more than 175 local and regional artists.
One of the United States' few museums located within a performing arts and conference complex, the Brunnier Art Museum is Iowa's only accredited museum with an emphasis on decorative arts. The Museum's collection includes dolls, prints, paintings, sculptures, textiles, carpets, glass, wood objects, lacquered pieces, silver, and furniture. Aside from its permanent collection, eight to 12 changing exhibitions are held each year.
An entire museum dedicated to the golden career of "Rapid Robert" or Robert William Andrew "Bob" Feller, a former American Major League Baseball pitcher. Established in 1990, this museum showcases the 226 unforgettable victories of this "Heater from Van Meter" in form of his old uniforms, photographs, trophies, special awards and artwork. A must visit destination for all Feller's fans, this museum continues to be an inspiration for all baseball players even now.
Housed in the former Masonic Temple, built in 1907, the Boone County Historical Center offers exhibits on the natural, geological, Native American, military, and local history of the area. Ample genealogical records are also available.