Attractions & Other Points of Interest
Midwest Living's "100 Best Small-Town Getaways",
Good Housekeeping Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America"
Come and see for yourself!
WHAT WE ARE FAMOUS FOR
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.
Hours: Open daily April through November, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Basilica of St. Francis Xavier
Only one of 52 Basilicas in the United States and is one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the Midwest. In the fall of 2001, a 21-month restoration of the interior of the Basilica was completed.
Hours: Open daily from sunup to sundown.
Location: Downtown, 104 3rd St. S.W.
MUST SEE MUSEUMS
National Farm Toy Museum
This museum offers an array of 30,000 farm toys, trucks, banks and other toys of interest to both the serious collector and casual visitor. Farm scenes illustrate the importance of agriculture throughout history to present day. Visit our 45-seat theater and enjoy the “Toys to Treasures” 10-minute movie.
Hours: Open daily 8:00A - 6:00P
Located at Highways 20 and 136, 1110 16th Ave. Ct. S.E.
Dyer-Botsford 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 1,200 dolls.
Hours: Open May through November, weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Main Street, 331 1st Ave. E.
Becker Woodcarving Museum
One of Iowa’s most unique carving museums.
Hours: Open May through October.
Location: Located four miles northeast of Dyersville.
Plaza Antique Mall
Named the Top Antique Mall in Eastern Iowa by KCRG TV9, Spring 2008!
Home to over 200+ dealers offering a wide variety of antiques, collectibles and farm toys.
Hours: Open daily 10:00A - 5:00P
Location: Located across from the National Farm Toy Museum.
FUN & SOCIAL ATTRACTIONS
Park Farm Winery
Located in the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa just 15 minutes from Dyersville, sits a Chateau styled winery, build to capture the beauty of the countryside. On your visit expect an authentic wine experience with the unassuming Midwest feel and service. In the warm months, enjoy a glass on our deck or bring a picnic to enjoy by our vineyards. In the winter, cozy up by our giant fireplace.
A family-run operation, located in the Southern hills of Guttenberg, IA, on the Great River Road. Owners, Pat and Cindy Wachendorf, offer a one-of-a-kind experience, that will make you feel right at home.
Hours: Open Monday, Thursday, & Friday - Sunday at Noon
Location: 39053 Great River Rd., Guttenberg