If you buy it, they will come. Tourists, that is.
The property where the classic movie Field of Dreams was filmed, currently a tourist attraction, is now being sold off for a hefty $5.4 million.
"We love the field, but it is time for us to head to the locker room," Becky Lansing, one of the owners, told the Des Moines Register. "We are getting up there in years, and it is time to think about retirement.”
According to the Register, the property, which is located outside Dyersville, Iowa, is 3.5 acres and includes a farmhouse, several farm buildings, souvenir stands and, of course, the famous baseball diamond featured in the Kevin Costner film. Still, the price tag is more than five times the amount that this property would go for normally if there hadn’t been a movie filmed there.
There is no doubt that this site is a tourist attraction, but it's unclear how many tourists come each year and whether that's enough to build a small business around.
Obviously it's a steep price, but if you’ve got a few million to spare and a crazy love for baseball movies, this deal may be a home run for you. Personally, I’ll stick to just watching the flick on Turner Classic Movies.
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