Marshalltown, in the heart of Iowa, is home to many famous people in history; Billy Sunday, Henry Haven Windsor, Jean Seberg, Allie Morrison, Dave Lennox, Mary Beth Hurt, Toby Huss, Adrian Constantine Anson "Cap", and many more. In addition to its rich heritage, Marshalltown’s revitalized downtown and eclectic assortment of retail establishments and restaurants gives visitors a wonderful assortment of interesting places to visit.
Originally, Newton established itself as a manufacturing community. Recent years have seen more arts and assorted businesses that support a traditional yet modern livelihood. The Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Agnes Patterson Memorial Park, International Wrestling Institute & Museum, Jasper County Historical Museum, Denniston Knolls Park, Maytag Park, Iowa Speedway, and the Thirty Acre Park, give couples and their guests various places to hold memorable events.