Quirky Attraction: Field of Dreams movie site

field of dreams baseball diamond

Field of Dreams movie site
Location: Dyersville, Iowa
When to visit: April 1 – November 30, 9 am to 6 pm
Cost: Free, though souvenirs are available for purchase
Time needed to enjoy: 15-30 minutes
Website: www.fieldofdreamsmoviesite.com

It’s baseball season again, and that means the Field of Dreams site is about to heat up as a tourist attraction. Yes, the actual field in the middle of the Iowa cornfields where Kevin Costner and company shot the famous 1989 movie has been preserved. And it’s totally free to visit!

At the site, you’ll see only a few things: A red barn where souvenirs are sold, the baseball diamond, and the cornfield in the outfield. You’re allowed to play baseball on the field itself, as a group of people were doing when we stopped by.

You can even wander into the cornfields and recreate scenes from the film, if you wish. (“If you build it, he will come!”)

field of dreams cornfield

My friend and I decided it would be sweet to borrow two ears of corn from the Field of Dreams outfield and grill them up later that night with dinner. Unfortunately, the joke was on us. After we cooked up the corn, it was tough and inedible… because it was feed corn for cattle, evidently.

So leave the corn alone. But do enjoy the baseball field and the overall site.


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Scott Shetler is a Seattle-based journalist and blogger who seeks out offbeat attractions and awesome destinations around the world. He has been featured in Travel + Leisure, Connect Magazine, Matador Travel, and the Washington Post.

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