Go, See, Explore: Visit the Field of Dreams

As an Iowa native, I’ve been to the Field of Dreams a number of times. But did you know that Dyersville, Iowa (the town where the movie was set and where the field still stands proud) is a doable day trip from the Madison, WI area? It’s just under 2 hours away – depending on what part of Madison you reside in. Plus, there’s lots to see and do in Dubuque if you have more time to spend (or if you want to do a weekend getaway or overnight!).

Field of Dreams, released in 1989, is a movie that has inspired millions and became an Academy Award nominee for “Best Picture of the Year.” The movie set, the home, the farm, the baseball field… a little piece of heaven on earth. It’s a place where reality mixes with fantasy and dreams can come true.

I love that the field and home have been preserved for so many years now – and that visitors can feel like they are part of an iconic movie.

Location (less than 2 hours from Madison, WI)

Located in the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa. Just 25 miles west of Dubuque along the Mississippi River where Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin meet.

28995 Lansing Road, Dyersville, IA

**The field is available for your viewing year-round from sunrise to sunset.

Home Rental

Fans can spend the night in the newly remodeled three-bedroom farm house and enjoy the “Kinsella Experience.” Guests will be greeted personally by the Movie Site staff and will receive a complimentary gift basket. The house is available for rent year round and can accommodate groups of up to seven. ($500/night)

Field Rental

Interested in having the field to yourself? Whether you want to hold a practice, have a family gathering or just avoid the crowd, you can rent the field any day they are open between 6:00 am-10:00 pm or have access 8:00-9:00 am.

Home Tours

Step back in time and place while touring the inside the Field of Dreams farm house. During this live, guided 30-minute tour, you will hear stories about the home from its early days as the Lansing family homestead in the early 20th century to its rebirth as the set for the Kinsella family in the 1989 fantasy classic.

For the general Field of Dreams website, click here.

For FAQs, click here. 

Things to do in (nearby) Dubuque, IA

Alisa was born and raised in Iowa before attending Arizona State University. She then lived in Chicago, Georgia and Florida before settling in Madison. From her nomadic lifestyle grew a love for the beach, as well as a fondness for spicy food, sushi, white wine, southern charm, Diamondbacks baseball and idyllic ocean sunsets. Alisa and her husband, Joe, are parents to Ava Mae (August 2012) and twins, Nora & Jacob (March 2014). Alisa is a work-from-home mompreneur with a passion for business, fashion, fitness, community and all things mom. When she’s not enjoying time at home with her family, you can find her sweating it out on the tennis court, training for the next big race, pinning her heart out on Pinterest and exploring Madison with her little ones (and sweet Boston Terrier, Peaches) in tow.

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