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The Balltown Dreams Route is named for a couple of its prominent features; the Field of Dreams movie site near Dyersville, Iowa, and Balltown, Iowa, which is a popular motorcycle destination.  Like the two part name, this route has two distinct sections. One section explores the Mississippi bluffs northwest of Dubuque. The roads in this area include tight turns and big elevation changes. The Balltown Overlook is worth stopping for…the views are tremendous. The other section of this route is situated on the rolling farmland west of Dubuque. Outside of Dyersville, stop and have a catch at the Field of Dreams movie site. Stretch your legs and take a lap around the bases.  In addition to the overlook and the ball field, there are many more things to see and do. In Dubuque, there are both city attractions like museums and monuments, and natural attractions such as parks and recreation areas. While you are in Dubuque be sure to take a ride on the Fenelon Place Elevator.  Both sections of the Balltown Dreams route take you to many small towns with scenic parks, museums and quaint stores as well.


Approximate Mileage:  270 Miles

Estimated Riding Time:  5.5 Hours

Road Surface:  Paved



  • Dubuque:  Crystal Lake Cave, Mines of Spain Recreation Area, Julian Dubuque Monument, Fenelon Place Elevator, Shot Tower, 3 Statue of Liberty Replicas, Mississippi River Museum

  • Dyersville:  Field of Dreams, Inwood Woodcarving Exhibit, Dyer-Botsford Doll Museum, National Farm Toy Museum

  • New Vienna:  White Pine Hollow State Park, Heritage House Museum

  • Farley:  Farley Speedway

  • Guttenberg:  Mississippi River Scenic Overlook

  • Hopkinton:  Delaware County Historical Society

  • Greeley:  Fountain Spring Park

  • Edgewood:  Edgewood Museum

  • Peosta:  New Melleray Abbey

  • Delhi:  Delhi Silver Lake County Park

  • Epworth:  Freedom Rock

  • Holy Cross:  Double L Vineyard

  • Balltown:  Balltown Scenic Overlook

  • Delaware Crossing Scenic Byway


A Paper Map is available for this route.

Motorcycle Rides, Dubuque, Dickeyville, Balltown, Guttenberg, Elkport, Osterdock, Edgewood, Colesburg, Luxembug, Holy Cross, Rickardsville, Durango, Asbury, New Vienna, Bankston, Dyersville, Delaware, Hopkinton, Garryowen, Farley, St. Donatus, Cassville, Potosi, Tennyson

Balltown Dreams Route

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

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