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Our Neighbors to the West

A Group Tour Itinerary: Just 30 minutes west of Dubuque sits the charming town of Dyersville, Iowa. This community is filled with great places to visit, including the iconic Field of Dreams Movie Site!

Day One

Visit a historic chapel, a national museum, historic baseball field and more as you visit our friends to the west.​

New Mellary Abbey

New Melleray Abbey in Peosta

Visit the historic chapel for the Terce prayer with the monks of New Melleray Abbey. Then browse their gift shop where you can purchase delicious caramels made by the nuns of Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey and other handcrafted religious items.

Trappist Caskets

Trappist Casket Manufacturing Tour in Peosta

Tour the facility where the monks and local lay people make caskets that are known and shipped around the world.

Farm Toy Museum

National Farm Toy Museum Dyersville

View over 30,000 farm toys and displays at the farm toy capital of the world. From Fred Ertl replicas to Scale Model Toys and SpecCast Collectibles, this facility is sure to bring back lots of childhood memories for your group.

girl walking through corn field of dreams

Country Junction Restaurant Dyersville

“Where food is cooked the old-fashioned way.” This restaurant features delicious country style cuisine including homemade soups and delicious pies.

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams Movie Site Dyersville

Hear firsthand from a ghost player on how this famous cornfield transformed Iowa’s history. Then take the time to snap a shot of your friends playing catch with one of the ghosts. As an add on, guests can now tour the home where the movie was filmed!

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier Dyersville

This famous church was erected in the middle of wheat fields 125 years ago. See how it has changed this town. Today the Basilica of St. Francis is one of only 53 basilicas in the United States.

Stone Cliff Winery

Park Farm Winery Bankston

Enjoy woodfire pizza and wine at this picturesque vineyard located in the rolling valleys of northern Dubuque County in Bankston. Then take a stroll through the vineyard as you admire the views of the chateu-style property and the surrounding pastures and woodlands.

Riverwalk

Overnight in Dubuque

Enjoy all the comforts of your own home at one of our many hotel properties.

Day Two

Before departing Dubuque, start your day off with a morning breakfast or brunch cruise aboard the American Lady Yacht. What better way to wake up than a peaceful morning cruising on the Mississippi River. Add On: Want to see more from our neighbors to the west? Take a trip back to Dyersville and explore Becker Wood Carving, Dyer-Botsford Doll Museum or the Plaza Antique Mall.