Field of Dreams
The Field of Dreams Movie Site near Dyersville, Iowa is a popular national highlight of any vacation and admission is free! Enjoy the surroundings---Take a bat and ball from the Queen Anne Guest House and bat a few balls, play a little catch, run the bases or sit and dream on the bleachers. The Field of Dreams Movie Site in open daily April through November, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that was once good, and it could be good again. Oh people will come. People will most definitely come." from the movie Field of Dreams. Released in 1989, Field of Dreams became an Academy Award nominee for "Best Picture of the Year". Hollywood had written a script based on the book, Shoeless Joe, penned by University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop graduate W.P. Kinsella. Many locations were considered, but with the persistence of the Iowa Film Board and a photo of the Lansing farm with all the right features, the producers were convinced to make the picture here. Filming lasted 14 weeks during the middle of a drought in the Summer of 1988. The baseball field was constructed in just three days.
With the field still in place, the first of many visitors arrived on May 5, 1989. People have come from all corners of the world. People who are magically drawn here for reasons they can't explain. It exudes everything that is wonderful, the relaxed pace, the pastoral setting, the rich history. The best thing about this place is what isn't here----instead of providing images and dreams, it is content ot be a mere stage. So take some time and play some ball in the magical Field of Dreams!
This article, in part, has been taken from brochure provided by Field of Dreams Movie Site. For more information visit www.fodmoviesite.com. For more free or low cost things to do please see our related article, Save Money and Make Memories in Galena Illinois.