Quality of Life
A strong sense of community pride helps to make this award winning community an exciting and dynamic area to live, work and play. It is rich in history and beauty which can be seen in the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. This Catholic Church has gothic architecture that will take your breath away and is only one of 52 in the United States. Dyersville is proud to be the home of the Academy Award nominated film "Field of Dreams". Dyersville is also known as the "Farm Toy Capital of the World" for its 3 toy companies: Tomy (formerly The Ertl Company), Scale Models and SpecCast. If you have never been to the National Farm Toy Museum, plan to spend some time reliving our agricultural history.
A variety of cultural, recreational, educational facilities, events, entertainment and attractions make Dyersville unique and one of the busiest and most fun-filled small communities around. Come and see for yourself!
Fitness, Recreation & the Great Outdoors:
First class fitness facilities and motivating staffs help you to keep in shape in year round.
If outdoor recreation is your thing, we have something to offer everyone all year round with snow skiing, snowboarding, water skiing, swimming, kayaking, bike riding, hiking, walking, golf, tennis, skateboarding, baseball, softball, soccer and the list goes on.
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Total Fitness Rec Center
This 24 hour fitness facility is located adjacent to the Farm Toy Museum and staffed from 7:30 am-7:00 pm daily. Offers racquetball, weight room, spin theatre, circuit room, cardio machines, a variety of fitness classes, yoga, personal trainers, Tae Kwon Do, walleyball, saunas and a large gymnasium for basketball and indoor walking or running. Daily fees available.
24 hour fitness facility with many options for strength and cardio equipment. Facility features the benefit of Anywhere Club Access where you can visit thousands of Fitness Centers across the country. 18 and over.
Dyersville Family Aquatic Center
Located adjacent to the Dyersville Commercial Club Park. 150' body slide, drop slide, child's play area, zero depth swimming, sand volleyball, tennis courts and park area. Open daily 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Dyersville Aquatic Center
26-mile all season trail from Dyersville to Dubuque. Reveals a unique cross-section of geological, natural, archaeological and human history. Walking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Daily fees $2.10 or $10.50 per year. Passes available at Chamber of Commerce.
Sundown Mountain Resort
Explore 21 trails and 2 terrain parks carved out of a beautiful century old cedar forest reminiscent of Colorado just 15 minutes from Dyersville. Two rustic mountaintop lodges provide breathtaking views, cafeteria food service, cozy fireplaces, two lounges, a gift shop, a large sun deck, free ski and snowboard corrals and live music. Ski lessons, Rentals, Group Packages, a Kids Park and many Special Offers will make your trip to the slopes something to remember. (563) 556-6676
Dyersville Golf and Country Club
9 hole private course. Clubhouse.
Rolling Knolls Golf Course
9 hole public course.
Located east on 2nd Ave. SE,
Highway 968. Clubhouse.
Rolling Knolls Golf Course
Dyersville Commercial Club Park
Adjacent to Highway 136 in Dyersville.
Picnic, playgrounds, pool, tennis courts, shelter and pavilion.
Dyersville Commercial Club Park
New Wine Park
Located 3 miles north of Dyersville, west of Highway 136. Camping with electrical outlets, hiking trails, picnic, playgrounds, shelters and fishing, all on 184 acres. Open May through October.
New Wine Park
White Pine Hollow State Park
Adjacent to Luxemburg on Highways 136 and 52. Virgin Iowa wilderness covering hundreds of acres of timber and creek bottoms, undeveloped parking with gravel road access. Hiking.
White Pine Hollow State Forest
Plum Creek Park
Located on the southeast edge of Earlville. This 29-acre park features stream fishing, picnic shelter, hiking trails, well and toilets, playground equipment, picnic tables and primitive camping.
Tri-State RV Park
Highway 20 exit 285, Earlville.
RV camping, full hook-ups.
Candy Cane Park
Located at 2nd St. S. E. and 3rd St. S. E. in Dyersville.
Skate Park, softball and baseball fields and playground, open shelter.
West Side Park
Adjacent to 3rd St. S. W. in Dyersville.
Hard-surfaced walking, biking trail, tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, softball diamonds, five soccer fields and basketball courts.
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!More More
Field of Dreams Movie SitePark Farm Winery
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. Free admission. Open daily April through November, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Souvenirs available.
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. Open daily from sunup to sundown. Located downtown, 104 3rd St. S.W. (563) 875-7325.
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. Located at Highways 20 and 136, open daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1110 16th Ave. Ct. S.E., (563) 875-2727.
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. Open May through November, weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 331 1st Ave. E. For more information, call (563) 875-2414.
Plaza Antique Mall
Home to over 200+ dealers offering a wide variety of antiques, collectibles and farm toys. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located across from the National Farm Toy Museum.
*Named the Top Antique Mall in Eastern Iowa by KCRG TV9, Spring 2008!
Becker Woodcarving Museum
One of Iowa’s most unique carving museums. Located four miles northeast of Dyersville. Open May through October.
Call (563) 875-2087
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.
And close by...
Great places ignore county lines and city limits.More More
- National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Enjoy dynamic aquariums, historical exhibits and a stroll through the wetlands and boatyard. Tour the steamboat William M. Black and watch as a boat is launched into the Mississippi River. For more information or call 563-557-9545.
Enjoy a newly updated facility with slots, games and more!
Diamond Jo Casino
Table games, slots and fun all in one boat!
Tri-State Raceway-Earlville, IA
The newest NHRA Division V raceway. Drag racing every Sunday April through October. RV camping with full hook-ups, (563) 923-2267. For racing information, please call (563) 923-DRAG.
West edge of Farley off of HWY 20. One half mile banked dirt track. Seating capacity of 5,000. NASCAR racing Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. plus many specials throughout the year.
Lake Delhi is 15 minutes from Dyersville and the Mississippi River at Guttenberg is approximately 20 minutes while the Port of Dubuque is 30 minutes. All offer swimming, fishing and boating. Manchester Whitewater Park: Iowa's largest white water park, kayaking, tubing, fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding,