527 16th Ave. SE
Dyersville, IA 52040-1959
Phone: (563) 875-7700
Fax: (563) 875-8800
527 16th Ave. SE, Dyersville, IA, US, 52040-1959
- Phone: (563) 875-7700
- Fax: (563) 875-8800
A gorgeous Gothic-inspired building, the Basilica Church of St.Francis Xavier features high ceilings and lovely stained-glass windows. With a seating capacity for about 1200 people, the main altar of the church is of smooth Italian marble with a canopy based on the one at the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome. Dating back to the late 18th Century, the 14-foot (4.2-meter) long church crosses were often used by pilots as landmarks during their flight. The inside of the church is a stunning gallery of paintings and frescos. The church has recently been refurbished. The parish offers a Tridente mass at 12:00p every Sunday.
The site that was once home to the Phil Alden Robinson's award-winning fantasy drama, Field of Dreams, is now Dyerville's popular tourist attraction. Following the production of the film, Lansing and Ameskamp families who owned the two farms on which the set was constructed, retained it for fans of the film. Guided tours are also available, but booking is highly recommended. After a tour of the Field of Dreams Movie Site, you can take home some mementoes from the souvenir stands. Instead of a tour you could visit this place for a ghost match too.