Aerie Glen is located in central Iowa, in the city of Lambs Grove.  It is just five minutes from downtown Newton, the county seat of Jasper county, and is 30 miles east of Des Moines.  The Inn is only a five minute drive off of Interstate 80 at exit 164.  Newton has many points of interest, including:

  • Valle Drive-In Theatre (one of only 2 remaining drive-in theatres in Iowa)
  • Westwood Municipal Golf Course is just 5 blocks away.
  • International Wrestling Museum
  • Jasper County Historical Museum
  • Wineries with tours
  • Maytag Cheese Factory
  • Newton is home to the Iowa Speedway.

You can get more detailed information from the Newton Chamber of Commerce.

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Other places to visit near Newton include:

  • Lake Red Rock is 25 Minutes away
  • Pella is only 35 minutes southeast of Newton, but you will experience a “touch of Holland” including an annual tulip festival in the spring.
  • Race fans will enjoy the Knoxville Raceway, which is just 30 minutes south.
  • Prairie Meadows is 20 minutes west.
  • Grinnell College is 20 minutes east of Newton
  • Get the latest local news and weather from The Des Moines Register
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