Newton, Kansas, located about 25 miles north of Wichita, is a small but mighty town filled with an 8th Wonder of Kansas, museums and other hidden gems that are just waiting for you to discover.
Explore one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas
A former Bethel College student, Phil Epp, helped create the Blue Sky Sculpture, located at Centennial Park. Built in 2008, this piece is one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas Art. This blue glazed tile of the natural sky was painted and designed by Phil. Terry Corbett and Conrad Snider are the ceramists. This piece is unique but its perspective changes based on where and at what time it's viewed. It exists effortlessly with nature and is beautiful close-up or from a distance.
Embrace outdoor fun with parks, pools and paths
There is plenty of outdoor fun in Newton. Check out the Mennonite Settler Statue when you visit Athletic Park. Enjoy fishing at Harvey County East Park Lake and swimming at Newton Pool. Public parks include playgrounds, a skate park at Okerberg Park and this summer, enjoy Splash Park at Springlake Park. The Sand Creek Station Golf Course is ranked one of the best golf courses in Kansas. Enjoy bike paths that tour the city and Bethel College campus at Sand Creek Bike Path.
Immerse yourself in art and history
Art and history are a big part of Newton. A trip to Newton should include a stop at one of these fascinating museums, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Kauffman Museum, Harvey County Historical Society Museum and Warkentin House Museum. Explore multiple exhibits, artists and events at Carriage Factory Art Gallery. This year's events include First Saturday YOGA. Kauffman Museum is across from Bethel College. You can discover historical exhibits and take your kids on educational field trips.
Harvey County Historical Society Museum offers Newton's history and a research library. The Warkentin House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, promotes Victorian-era history. Step into the home of Bernhard and Wilhelmina Warkentin and learn the history of how Bernhard introduced turkey red hard winter wheat.
More Fun in Newton
Other activities include the Chisholm Trail 8 Theatre and the Harvey Country Fair in August. Make plans to Visit Newton. You will discover one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas Art, lots of outdoor activities, museums, and art.
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