Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce

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Visitor and Tourism Information

Be a Ghost This Summer!

Laughter, music, dancing, a bit of baseball, pranks, wholesome family fun and more return to the Field of Dreams Movie Site (28995 Lansing Rd in Dyersville) this summer as the Field of Dreams Movie Site Ghost Players begin their series of five appearances on Sunday, July 3. This year, the Ghost Players have added a twist: one lucky attendee at the first four Ghost Sunday events will have the opportunity to be a Guest Ghost on the Field of Dreams Movie Site ball field as part of the attraction’s Summer of Sweet ’16 Sweepstakes at the final show on Sunday, August 28 at 1pm.

This free 90-minute “greatest show on dirt” begins at 1pm on the five Sunday afternoons:

 July 3
 July 17
 July 31
 August 14
 August 28

On Sunday, August 28, the Ghosts come out to play and bring with them one lucky winner of the Summer of Sweet ’16 Sweepstakes who entered during the previous four 2016 shows. No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes. One entry form per person will be available and received on-site each day only at the first four Ghost Sundays at the Field of Dreams Movie Site. The lucky winner will receive the opportunity to be an honorary Field of Dreams Ghost, complete with authentic Ghost uniform (player must provide own undergarments, protective gear, shoes, belt and spikes.)

The winner will be selected at 6pm on Sunday, August 14, 2016, and will be notified immediately of his or her chance to play in the August 28 show. If the first winner selected is unable to play, he or she will forfeit their chance and another winner will be selected from the entries. The opportunity to play is non-transferrable. Ballpark fare, beverages, souvenirs and free parking are available on site. Admission is free and contributions to keep the Field beautiful for generations to come are welcome.


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Attractions in Dyersville, IA-the hub of Tourism!

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier

One of the finest examples of true medieval Gothic architecture in the Midwest. Its graceful lines are reminiscent of some of the outstanding gothic cathedrals in Europe.

Open daily-tours available.

104 3rd St. SW. 563-875-7325. Call or check out their website for mass times.

National Farm Toy Museum

Retrace and retread tractor history at this Dyersville, Iowa museum.  With thousands of toys and exhibits scattered throughout its two-floored exhibition space, the National Farm Toy Museum pays tribute to historic and contemporary crop contraptions. Fun-loving farm enthusiasts may peruse the museum's frenzy of farm implements, including trucks, pedal tractors, and a life-size John Deere soil-sifter. Original artwork, dioramas, and two Doug Schlesier sculptures artfully express anecdotes of American agriculture, while miniature farm replicas convey to visitors the relative growth of American farming, and the increased size of farms themselves. The National FarmToy Museum is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 1110 16th Ave. Ct. S.E., For more information call

(563) 875-2727, visit

www.nationalfarmtoymuseum.com or email [email protected].

Field of Dreams Movie Site

Come visit this family farm with a baseball diamond carved into its heart. This is the original setting where the movie was filmed. There are no organized activities on the field so bring your favorite baseball equipment and play on this world renowned field. Free admission. Open daily April through November, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Souvenirs available. Call 1-888-875-8404, visit online at

TOURS AT THE FIELD OF DREAMS HOUSE AND SITE OPEN NOW YEAR ROUND

The Field of Dreams Movie Site is excited to announce that we are now open year-round except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We are now offering home tours $20 for 18 and older; $12 for under 18 and 2 and under are free.   Please check the website calendar for hours.

v Tours are 30-minute, live, guided tour in small groups between 10am and 4pm

v Special souvenir available only to tour guests included with admission

v Photography is permitted

v $20 for adults; under 18 for $12

v Tour the first floor only by appointment starting Nov. 1, 2016.  Call 888-875-8404 at least 24 hours prior to tour date to purchase timed tickets.


Field of Dreams House
Tours

TOURS AT THE FIELD OF DREAMS HOUSE AND SITE OPEN NOW YEAR ROUND

The Field of Dreams Movie Site is excited to announce that we are now open year-round except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We are now offering home tours $20 for 18 and older; $12 for under 18 and 2 and under are free.   Please check the website calendar for hours.

v Tours are 30-minute, live, guided tour in small groups between 10am and 4pm

v Special souvenir available only to tour guests included with admission

v Photography is permitted

v $20 for adults; under 18 for $12

v Tour the first floor only by appointment starting Nov. 1, 2016.  Call 888-875-8404 at least 24 hours prior to tour date to purchase timed tickets.

Becker Woodcarving Museum, Dyersville, IA

Becker Woodcarving Museum

One of Iowa’s most unique carving museums.  Located four miles northeast of Dyersville.  Open May through October by appointment.  For more information call (563) 875-2087.
Dyer-Botsford House, Dyersville, IA

Dyer-Botsford House & Doll Museum

Home of Dyersville’s founder, this restored Victorian features a rare revolving German Feather Christmas tree and German ornaments and includes a collection of over 2,000 dolls. Open May through November, weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 331 1st Ave. E. For more information, call (563) 875-2414 or visit online at www.dyersvillehistory.com.
Plaza Antique Mall, Dyersville, IA

Plaza Antique Mall

Home to over 200+ dealers offering a wide variety of antiques, collectibles and farm toys. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located across from the National Farm Toy Museum.  For more information (563) 875-8945 or visit www.plaza-antique-mall.com.
Heritage Trail, Dyersville, IA

Heritage  Trail

26-mile all season trail from Dyersville to Dubuque. Reveals a unique cross-section of geological, natural, archaeological and human history. Walking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Daily fees $2.10 or $10.25 per year. Passes available at Chamber of Commerce. For information call (563) 556-6745.  
FarmTek Greenhouse Tours, Dyersville, IA

FarmTek Greenhouse Tours

Free tours showing the latest trends in growing, hydroponics, fodder production, aquaponics, and more! Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10AM and 2PM.

1440 Field of Dreams Way, Dyersville, IA 52040

1-800-327-6835 ext. 795

www.farmtek.com

Plum Creek Archery, Dyersville, IA

Plum Creek Archery

Plum Creek Archery is a full service archery shop. Indoor practice range and TechnoHUNT leagues and tournaments year round.

204 1st Ave E. Dyersville, IA

563-875-7525

www.plumcreekarchery.com

New Vienna Heritage House Museum, IA

Heritage House Museum

7396 Columbus St. New Vienna. A former convent, converted to a German Museum featuring 23 rooms of antiques, artifacts, and hand-crafted quilts. Open daily 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May through November. Handicap accessible. For tour call (563) 921-2620 or 921-3775 or write New Vienna Historical Society, Box 187, New Vienna, IA 52065.
Tomy Outlet Store, Dyersville, IA

TOMY Outlet Store

Formerly known as Ertl, Racing Champions & Learning Curve Brands, the outlet store is just one block south of HWY 20 on HWY 136, Dyersville.  For more information call (563) 875-5613 or visit www.tomy.com
Tr-State Raceway, Earlville, IA

Tri-State Raceway

The newest NHRA Division V raceway. Drag racing every Sunday April through October. RV camping with full hook-ups, (563) 923-2267. For racing information, please call (563) 923-DRAG or visit www.tristateraceway.com.
Group Bus tour at the National Farm Toy Museum, Dyersville, IA

Group Tours

Plan your next adventure with us! We provide itinteraries and Step-On-Guide Service to make sure your trip to Dyersville is memorable and leaves a lasting impression! Whether you want to play catch at the Field of Dreams, take in the breathtaking sights at the St. Francis Xavier Basilica or walk down memory lane in the Dyer-Botsford House or Heritage House Museum, we can make your trip complete! Call us today at 563-875-7311 or email [email protected]