You Can Now Spend the Night at the Iconic 'Field of Dreams' House

Live out your baseball dreams just like Ray Kinsella.

Dyersville Iowa movie set of famous movie Field of Dreams baseball park movie
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Think of the most memorable movie houses from the '80s and you will no doubt channel those featured in "The Goonies," "A Christmas Story," and "Field of Dreams," the baseball movie that enchanted children well into the '90s.

The real-life "Field of Dreams" set was built on the century-old Lansing family farm in Dyersville, Iowa, back in 1989 and has since become a popular tourist attraction for movie buffs. Now, the owners of the farm are offering something even better than the opportunity to admire from afar: They've opened up the house for overnight stays, and guests get a chance to watch the iconic film in the actual outfield where it was filmed.

For those not familiar with the classic story, it centers around an Iowa farmer and baseball fan (played by Kevin Costner) who hears a mysterious inner voice urging him to plow part of his corn crop to build a baseball diamond in the backyard. When he obeys, the diamond attracts the ghosts of late baseball giants like "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, a real-life American outfielder who, in the movie, helps the main character Ray Kinsella resolve his regrets about his relationship with his late father, played by Dwier Brown.

Over the years, some damage has been done to the field due to vandalizers who presumably hate baseball and dreams alike. Still, the property is perfectly maintained for travelers who want to relive the glory days of the greatest of all Great American Sports.

Staying at the "Field of Dreams" house grants you access to daily programming like youth baseball tournaments, movie showings in the outfield, and concerts. For an elevated experience, guests can also opt in on the "Kinsella Experience," including a stay in the three-bedroom house that sleeps up to seven, a "Field of Dreams" commemorative baseball, a bottle of wine plus two wine glasses and a picnic tablecloth, a DVD of the movie (with popcorn to enjoy it with), and actor Dwier Brown's book, "If You Build It" — a reference to the famous movie quote "if you build it, he will come."

Bookings can be made with or without exclusive access to the field, available at an additional fee. The house sells out quickly, so reservations are sometimes needed a year in advance.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pretend you're Ray Kinsella summoning the legends of baseball's past. Besides being an excellent memento of movie history, the property is also a nice, quiet getaway for anyone exploring the Midwest.

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