Sports Movie Fans Will Love This Popular Midwest Tourist Spot

Every state has its most popular tourist attraction, and in Iowa, it happens to be a baseball field. For over three decades, the iconic film "Field of Dreams" has entertained and inspired sports movie fans worldwide. The story follows Ray Kinsella, an Iowa farmer who's inspired by a voice — "If you build it, he will come." Ray then builds an ordinary baseball field in the middle of a cornfield, and the events that follow are truly extraordinary. If watching this captivating 1989 classic leaves you wanting more, you're in luck. Located in Dyersville, Iowa, the baseball field is a popular Midwest tourist spot.

Known as the Field of Dreams Movie Site, Ray Kinsella's baseball field is easy to get to — the nearest airport is Dubuque Regional Airport (less than 30 miles away). If driving, just hop on the US-20. Heading westbound? Take exit 300 toward Farley. Traveling eastbound? Take exit 294 toward 9th Street SE. Either way, follow signs to the Field of Dreams Movie Site. The address is 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA 52040.

Open year-round, most movie fans will want to visit when they can witness the towering corn stalks. After all, they were a prominent feature in the film. The corn crops are harvested at the optimal time for the vegetable, so there's no guarantee you'll see them. Nevertheless, the best chance to see the corn stalks at their peak — similar to how they looked in the movie — is before harvesting in summer or fall.

What to expect at the Field of Dreams Movie Site

One of many movie locations you can actually visit, the Field of Dreams Movie Site is free, but you might want to bring some extra cash for a donation. Guests can sit on the bleachers, take the field, or tour the property. The on-site concession stand, The Stretch, serves food you'd typically see at a baseball game, like hot dogs and cold drinks. There are also plenty of souvenirs for die-hard "Field of Dreams" fans to choose from. The on-site Baseball store — Baseballism — is where you can find all your "Field of Dreams" accessories. From T-shirts and baseball hats to art, tote bags, coasters, and, of course, baseballs, movie lovers will appreciate the use of creative movie quotes on a wide variety of merchandise.

As of 2023, construction near the baseball field was ongoing. An MLB stadium is scheduled to open in spring 2025, and a youth baseball/softball complex is also on the horizon. However, the construction does not interfere with the movie site, and the iconic baseball field will remain open. 

Want to spend more time on the "Field of Dreams" movie set? There are a number of ways to get the full experience in Dyersville, Iowa.

Special events

In 2021, the Field of Dreams Movie Site hosted a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees, which drove a bump in tourism. The property didn't host a game in 2023. Still, the small Midwest tourist spot offers plenty of opportunities for "Field of Dreams" lovers to spend more time on the set. For example, from Saturday, July 6, 2024, to Saturday, August 17, 2024, visitors can witness ghost players take the field on "Ghost Saturdays," the self-proclaimed "Greatest Show on Dirt." Admission is free, and the shows last an hour. Or, instead of watching, you can take a shot at running around the bases. In this case, visitors can swing by and throw a few balls, snap a few photos, and savor the magic of the moment. For a private experience, you can rent the field ($200 an hour) from Sundays to Wednesdays from April to October.

Home Tours of the Kinsella's farmhouse are also available. Book a 30-minute tour ($20) to see the inside and learn more about the history of the house. Or even better yet — spend the night in the Kinsella farmhouse! Available to rent ($600 per night) from March through December, the abode can accommodate seven guests and comes with a gift basket. 

Can't wait to see the historic baseball site from "Field of Dreams?" You don't have to. Check out the EarthCam for a live-stream view of the famous field.