If you build it sign at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

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The iconic movie line goes, “If you build it he will come.” And on this Iowa farm they actually built it and over 30 years later, tourists are still coming to check out the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. 

If you build it sign at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

In 1989 Universal Pictures produced the movie Field of Dreams. The film starred Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella, an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice in his cornfield saying “If you build it, he will come.” Sparked by that voice he plows his field, builds a baseball diamond, and welcomes the ghosts of baseball past.

The movie was filmed on an actual Iowa farm, in an actual Iowa cornfield, plowed to build an actual baseball field.

Baseball diamond at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

And actually, it was built on two farms. When the production built the famous field they constructed across two properties belonging to the Lansing family and the Ameskamp family. When filming ended, the Ameskamps restored their field, but the Lansings kept their portion as is, just adding a souvenir stand. Eventually the Ameskamps went back and restored the field, adding a souvenir stand of their own.

Baseball diamond at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

For years the Iowa attraction confusingly operated as two separate attractions run by two separate families. But in 2007 the Lansings bought the other portion of land, combining it into one. In 2012 the entire property was bought by Go the Distance Baseball.

Baseball diamond at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

But why did they restore it and keep it a baseball field? Well, the hugely popular film ended up grossing over 64 million dollars and garnered three Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. So visitors and fans, well, kept coming, wanting to see the filming location of Field of Dreams.

And they keep coming today.

Baseball diamond at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

Now visitors can visit the field for free to run some bases, check out the corn, and relive movie moments. You’ll see the baseball diamond with a backstop, the small set of bleachers, the white farmhouse, and corn. Lots of corn.

Corn field at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

You can even bring your own equipment and try your hand at a swing or two on the mound...just remember, no organized games are allowed.

Baseball diamond at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

If you’re lucky, you might come during one of the many special events to see a team of "Ghost Players" playing ball, a charity game full of celebrities, or even a Major League Baseball game.

Baseball diamond at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

After checking out the field you can also buy a ticket to take a 30-minute tour of the inside of the Field of Dreams farm house, which is restored to look just like it did in the movie and showcases souvenirs and memorabilia.

Farm house at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

This Iowa tourist attraction might have you saying, “is this heaven?’ But no, it’s Iowa.

Baseball diamond at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa
Baseball diamond at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa
Informational sign at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa
Field of Dreams quite and movie at the gift shop at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa
Baseball diamond at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa

Field of Dreams Movie Site

Address: 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA 
Cost: $20 donation encouraged, Inside Tours Cost Extra
Hours: Hours Vary
Visit the site's official website for up-to-date hours and costs


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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

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