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Photo: Stephen Gassman

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Field of Dreams Movie Site

Location: Dyersville, Iowa

The disembodied voice telling the Iowa farmer played by Kevin Costner, “If you build it, he will come” in the movie “Field of Dreams” has become almost as much a part of the game as gloves and bats. The movie ended with cars snaking through the Iowa cornfields, proving the prophecy correct. But the story did not end there.

In real life, fans of the 1989 movie also flock to the real-life farmin Dyersville, Iowa, that was the movie set. The Lansing family, which has owned most of the site for 107 years, purchased the left field portion in 2007.

“People who visit the farm are welcome to walk the bases, hit a few balls, purchase concessions, or just sit in the bleachers and dream,” owner Becky Lansing says. The field is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, April through August.

Is it heaven? No, as they say in the movie. It’s Iowa.

Photo: Stephen Gassman