What to See and Do

Visit the Harkin Store to experience an authentic 1870s-era general store with period wares still on the shelves.

In the 1870s, the Harkin Store was the social center of the West Newton community, where townsfolk and farmers gathered to buy groceries, barter for supplies, exchange news, and discuss the topics of the day.

Experience the store just like folks did in the 1870s — examine the wares, check for mail in the mail slots, chat with the costumed staff, or grab a seat by the stove and enjoy a game of checkers. Then sit on the porch and envision a steamboat plying the river below.