Wednesday, July 24, 2013

50 State Challenge - IOWA

Who remembers that amazing baseball movie from 80s called Field of Dreams? This movie is one of my favorites and it's one of my dad's favorite movie too. In fact I think this is one of the only movies where my dad has been known to shed a tear or two....... or sob like baby.

This is the scene that always gets my dad. Try not to cry!

Need a box of tissues? It's okay you can borrow mine.

Any who, back to the great state of Iowa and this amazing baseball movie. As you may or not know Field of Dreams was filmed in Iowa and I had to know if that field was still there. To my surprise the field is still there and is now a popular tourist attraction.

A pick up game with the movie house in the background

The field which is for obvious reasoning called "Field of Dreams" is located at 28995 Lansing Rd in Dyersville, Iowa. The field looks the same as it did when the movie crew built it in 1988.  Visitors are welcome to arrive anytime between 8 am to sunset.

You are allowed to venture onto the field and toss the ball around. If you are lucky enough you may be able to see a random pick up game in progress or even participate in a game. Souvenirs are sold at little stands where you can also pick up some movie memorabilia. If you find yourself in Iowa stop by this heavenly field and have a catch!! Just remember it may look like heaven but it's only Iowa