Yearly, 80,000 to 100,000 people visit the Field of Dreams movie site at Dyersville. This baseball field carved into a cornfield has been attracting people since the movie debuted in 1989. Bring a baseball, bat, and glove to hit a few and run the iconic bases. Now available for tours, the farmhouse is no longer a private residence. Special events include special Ghost Player Sundays and the All-Star Team of Dreams event. New to Dyersville is a Major League Baseball game, on a beautiful new field at Field of Dreams.
The Farm Toy Capital of the World, Dyersville is home of the Ertl Company, SpecCast, Scale Model Toys, Samuelson Pedal Tractors & Parts, and TOMY International. We are also home to the National Farm Toy Museum. Special events include the Summer Farm Toy Show (June) and the National Farm Toy Show (November).
Downtown, the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier is one of only 82 basilicas in the U.S., one of two in Iowa. This amazing example of gothic architecture underwent a $1 million interior refurbishment, making this already beautiful Catholic church absolutely stunning!
The original Victorian house of Judge James A. Dyer, our town’s founder, is the Dyer-Botsford Historical House & Doll Museum with three floors of area history. Our two-story antique mall is home to over 200 dealers offering a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, and farm toys for purchase. Just four miles north, The 23 room Heritage House Museum is a former convent converted into a German Museum.
These attractions, along with restaurants offering homemade meals, welcoming hotels and bed and breakfasts, make Dyersville a memory-making destination. Find more information at dyersville.org.
Commerical Club Pavillion. End of May through October. Thursdays 2-5:30.
Open daily April 1 to October 31. Weekends only in November. Home tours 359 days a year. Ghost Sundays in July and August. Team of Dreams event in September. Check our website for all event details.