UPDATE. We have updated this post to reveal the location of our Mystery Monday Photo
This week we had such a great response from Frank Snyder we wanted to use his comment to reveal its location. See his comment below the photo. Great job Frank!
This is the farm where they filmed “Field of Dreams”. We used to live not far from there. The Field of Dreams was one of the places we always took friends and relatives when they came to visit. It’s really cool (the baseball field, not the Iowa weather) in late summer when the corn is tall. You will see cars from all over the U.S. in the parking lot. There’s always an assortment of visitors at the field – there to “have a catch”, hit a few and round the bases, or just sit on the bleachers and take it all in. They do occasionally have local men play a game in the evenings as the “ghost players”. A year or two ago, Kevin Costner and his band (yes, he has a band) had a concert there.
It’s interesting to see a picture of the farm before the movie. The power lines in the upper left part of the picture had to be moved for the movie. They originally ran down the 2nd-3rd base line. The house was modified a little. A bay window was added for the movie so they could see the field better from inside the house.
The baseball field actually sits on two pieces of property. Left and center field has different owners than the farmstead, infield, and right field. And they don’t get along. You will notice that there are two driveways going to the baseball field, and two souvenir stands. More on the feud here: http://www.sportshollywood.com/fodwar.html .
Dyersville, Iowa is on highway 20, about an hour north of Interstate 80. If you were driving through Iowa on I-80, the best route to detour and go to Dyersville is take hwy 61 north from the Quad Cities to Dubuque, then west on 20. If you continue on west, you go through Waterloo and end up at Interstate 35, which take you back to I-80. Pretty much all 4-lane divide highway. Dyersville is also the home of Ertl Toys. They have a farm toy museum in Dyersville.
- Frank Snyder