A Dyersville site has been honored with a tourism award.
The Iowa Tourism Office presented more than two dozen awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry during the 2023 Iowa Tourism Conference in Altoona this week. Awards, divided into metro and rural distinctions, were made in thirteen categories.
The Field of Dreams Movie Site was named Outstanding Lodging Property in the rural category. The iconic farmhouse is open for overnight stays.
Some of the other winners in the rural category include Surf Ballroom and Museum in Clear Lake for Outstanding Attraction, Winterset for Outstanding Community, the Sidney Iowa Championship Rodeo for Outstanding Event. Travel Dubuque and Voices Production won the People’s Choice Award.
The complete list of 2023 Iowa Tourism Award recipients:
Wilson’s Orchard & Farm, Iowa City (Metro)
Surf Ballroom & Museum, Clear Lake (Rural)
Council Bluffs (Metro)
Outstanding Dining Business
de Kelder Speakeasy, Pella (Metro)
Harvestville Farm, Donnellson (Rural)
Outstanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative
Iowa State Fair Sensory-Friendly Morning, Des Moines (Metro)
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, Council Bluffs (Metro)
Sidney Iowa Championship Rodeo (Rural)
Outstanding Individual Leader
Joshua Schamberger, President at Think Iowa City (Metro)
Delaney Evers, Tourism and Main Street Director at PACT, Centerville
Outstanding Lodging Property
King’s Pointe Waterpark Resort, Storm Lake (Metro)
Field of Dreams Movie Site, Dyersville (Rural)
Outstanding Marketing Collaboration
Cedar Falls Tourism & KWWL (Metro)
Tour O’Brien County (Rural)
Outstanding Niche Market Initiative
Catch Des Moines (Metro)
Outstanding Promotional Material
Catch Des Moines (Metro)
Iowa Valley RC&D, Amana (Rural)
Outstanding Retail Experience
The District: Czech Village & New Bohemia, Cedar Rapids (Metro)
Cody Road Shopping District, LeClaire (Rural)
Outstanding Social Media Execution
Meet Ottumwa (Metro)
Wright County Fair (Rural)
Visit Fort Dodge (Metro)
Jefferson Matters: A Main Street & Chamber Community (Rural)
People’s Choice Award
Travel Dubuque and Voices Productions
The Iowa Tourism Office, part of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, works closely with community partners, attractions and events, to promote the state’s beautifully vast scenery and unique history. Tourism in Iowa generated $1.8 billion in tax revenues in 2021, with more than $1 billion supporting state and local governments, while employing a total of 65,000 people statewide. For more information on everything Iowa has to offer tourists, visit traveliowa.com.