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Area Description

Dyersville is known as the Farm Toy Capital of the World. It is also home to the famous "Field of Dreams" movie site. It is mostly a farming community with several manufacturing/distributing companies located here as well. There are several dining options here, including family style home cooking, Mexican, sandwich shops, coffee shops, locally owned restaurants and several pizza and fast food establishments. There are several parks that are available for pleasure and sporting use.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Dyersville offers many activities. There is a new walking/running trail in town. We are on the west end of the Heritage Trail, which runs 25 miles to Dubuque. A municipal swimming pool, baseball diamonds and soccer fields are available. There are two fitness centers in town as well as two bowling alleys. Two casinos are 25 miles away in Dubuque. Northeast Iowa Community College is 20 miles away in Peosta. There is a public as well as a private golf course in town. One of the local hotels has an indoor swimming pool that is available to the public. The town hosts two major farm toy shows throughout the year as well as outdoor music events.

Cultural Activities

The James Kennedy Public Library is a award winning library. It offers programs and events for all ages at any given time of the year. The National Farm Toy Museum is a nationally known museum which tells the history of agriculture as well as offers displays and interactive exhibits. The Dyer-Botsford Historical House is home to a collection of over 100 dolls and is decorated in the time period of James Dyer, the founder of Dyersville.

Public transportation

Dyersville is 25 miles from Dubuque Regional Airport.

Medical Facilities

Mercy Medical Center-Dyersville is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  8.0  17.0  26.0  0.9 "  9.2 "
 Feb  13.0  22.0  31.0  1.2 "  7.7 "
 Mar  24.0  34.0  44.0  1.8 "  4.8 "
 Apr  35.0  46.5  58.0  3.5 "  1.4 "
 May  47.0  58.5  70.0  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Jun  57.0  68.0  79.0  5.2 "  0.0 "
 Jul  61.0  72.0  83.0  4.9 "  0.0 "
 Aug  58.0  69.5  81.0  4.8 "  0.0 "
 Sep  48.0  61.0  74.0  3.3 "  0.0 "
 Oct  37.0  49.0  61.0  2.9 "  0.1 "
 Nov  26.0  35.5  45.0  2.4 "  2.5 "
 Dec  13.0  22.0  31.0  1.4 "  10.1 "

Summers are warm for baseball, swimming and hiking. Fall is beautiful as the trees turn colors and the air is crisp. Winter is great for snowmobiling. Spring has an abundance of flowers, trees and the grass greening up.

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Cost of Living for Dyersville, IA

Dyersville, Iowa cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Dyersville offers single family homes, apartment complexes, assisted and independent living centers, condos, a nursing home, and affordable living arrangements.

Senior Assistance in Dyersville, IA

Dyersville, Iowa offers the following assistance for seniors:

Services for seniors include Home Health Aides, a very attractive and active senior center, transportation for seniors and a Visiting Nurses program.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are plentiful in this area. The hospital, schools, churches, and other service organizations use volunteers on a regular basis.

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