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Tuesday
May172011

Field of Dreams

I successfully checked an item off of my bucket list today.  On our way to Chicago (and Route 66) our contingent of San Diego Miata Club members took a side trip to the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville, Iowa.

Field of Dreams Movie Site (click image to expand)Field of Dreams (the movie) was released in 1989.  I thoroughly enjoyed its imaginative story and it has been on my list of favorite movies ever since.

Field of Dreams Movie Site (click image to expand)I have been waiting for the opportunity to visit the site and we were blessed with a gorgeous top-down Miata day!

The San Diego Miata Club at Field of Dreams (click image to expand)

Shorty after our arrival, everyone took to the bleachers to watch "the game".

Field of Dreams Bleacher (click image to expand)

The family that owned the property when the movie was made in 1989 are still the owners.  However, the property is up for sale if anyone is interested in owning this bit of movie history.

Field of Dreams Home (click image to expand)It was a real thrill to visit the Field of Dreams Movie Site.  I only wish we had thought to bring along some equipment so we could hit a few balls and have a game of catch.

Miatas at the Field of Dreams (click image to expand)

Who am I kidding?  We couldn't wedge a domino into our already-packed Miatas, let alone a baseball bat.

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Reader Comments (3)

Another missed opportunity for those Team Voodoo baseball bats. Drat!

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVoodoo Bob

The last time I was at Field Of Dreams, there was an ownership dispute going on. It seems a property line runs through the site and, as I recall, the Field and the Gift shop were owned by two different people. Did you happen to hear if it's resolved? As I recall, one owner wanted to charge admission and the other didn't. Is it still free?

June 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

There was not any charge to visit the field. We were free to spend as much time there as we liked. Most of us purchased some items at the on-site gift shop. I did not hear any mention of a dispute over property lines.

June 4, 2011 | Registered CommenterMark

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