Celebrate fall by losing yourself among the high hedges of these destination corn mazes! GPS won’t help you here, instead, the family will have to turn super-sleuth among some seriously impressive corn maps to get out before closing time. This year’s maze maps include jungles, prehistoric giants, historical figures and highlights of the Prairie State. Read on for the some of the best corn maze adventures from across the country.
Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm - Snohomish, WA
40 minutes outside Seattle, the 10-acre maze at Bob's will have you twisting and turning through geometric paths to find the exit. This year the farm design celebrates 130 years of Bob's family farming in the Snohomish Valley: Separate color and story mazes will keep little ones busy, and you can make a night of it by reserving one of 18 fire pits carved into the perimeter of the maze (you can spot them in the photo) for the ultimate fall entertainment.
Sept. 8-Oct. 31
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Night Maze open 6 p.m.-10 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays starting in Oct. Last admission is at 10 p.m.
Admission: Starting at $10 person, free for children under 2 years.
11907 Elliott Rd.
Trienen Farm - Lodi, WI
"The Elephant's Child" is the theme at Treinen Farm this year. The title comes from Rudyard Kipling's Just-So Story How the Elephant Got Its Trunk. For clues, check out that sneaky smiling croc in the field, bottom right. The maze is open rain or shine, and there's a farm, pumpkin patch and hayrides. Teams can carry flags so they can be easily identified from the observation tower. The main season begins on the last weekend in September, but if you want to check out the maze early, it's open on weekends starting September 1st.
Sept. 28-Oct. 28
Hours: Fri., 3:30-10:30 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Check the website for prices starting at $6.16 + tax for kids aged 3-5yrs and $10.90 + tax for adults, free for kids under 2
W12420 State Road 60,
Richardson's Farm - Spring Grove, IL
For the "World's Largest," get lost in the corn maze at Richardson Farm. This year the theme celebrates the bicentennial of the Prairie State. Illinois was established in 1818, and although it was too complicated to shape the corn maze into a state map, you can spot Lake Michigan, Chicago's Navy Pier Ferris wheel, the Mississippi River and Abe Lincoln's profile. Little ones will love the farm's play area, pedal trikes and the goat walk. There's a show featuring live pig races, as well as pumpkin picking, and a zip wire. If 28 acres of corn is intimidating, rest assured, there are multiple checkpoints throughout the maze and three bridges to help you find your bearings with a map.
Sept. 1-Nov. 4
Hours: Fri. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 12-10 p.m.
Admission: $17 for adults, $14 for kids and free for under 2
909 English Prairie Rd
Spring Grove, IL
Great Vermont Corn Maze - Danville, VT
This is the black diamond of corn mazes. It's the largest maze in New England, and with towering 12-foot walls of corn, visitors come for the challenge. Hardcore mazers might take up to 4 hours to find their way out, refusing the help of clues or a map. The big maze is 24 acres and includes several bridges, an underground tunnel, a 28-foot cabin cruiser, and generally keeps mazers busy for at least 2 hours. Little ones will enjoy the shorter scenic maze that takes you through all the neat features of the big maze but without the frustration. There are hours of fun to be had outside the maze with a play area, kid village, underground gopher tunnels, hay bales, climbing tower, rodeo, barnyard golf and friendly goats.
Aug. 1-Oct. 14
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 children 15 yrs and under,$15 adults, free for kids under 4 yrs.
1404 Wheelock Road
Jaemor Farms - Alto, GA
Seventy miles north of downtown Atlanta, experience a quest through six acres of corn maze celebrating hometown heroes. There's a pumpkin train, hayride, petting zoo, skeeball, apple cannon, duck races and farm slide. You can pick-your-own pumpkins during maze hours until dark.
Sept. 15-Nov. 4
Hours: timing varies each month so check the website for details
Admission: Ages 13 and older $10 + tax, Ages 3-12 $9 + tax; All Access Pass includes maze, hayride plus other attractions, $14 + tax. Free for children under 2 yrs.
5340 Cornelia Hwy
Long Acre Farms - Macedon, NY
Celebrating 21 years of maze fun, this year's theme at Long Acre, in Rochester, NY, is Capturing Memories. This maze requires some logic—you'll be given a game board—and even though it's usually solved in 90 minutes, if you need help there are staff members inside to give you a hand. Once you're out of the maze, don't miss the smaller Animal Tracks Maze. There's also an activity area for little ones, an ice cream shop, farm market, a wagon ride and a cow train ride. For moonlit fun, the maze is open on selected Friday and Saturday evenings. On fall weekends there's also wood-fired pizzas, cider donuts, candy apples and other fall faves.
Sept. 15-Oct, 28
Hours: Weekends 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $12 for ages 2 & up
1342 Eddy Rd
Macedon, NY 14502
Rutledge Corn Maze - Olympia, WA
This year's maze design is in honor of the American Cancer Society. Tips for solving it? Use a map, and make a note of the exit before you go in. Once you've solved the maze, there's a corn train, a cow train, swings and a corn cannon as well as corn hole bean bag toss and cattle roping. After 6 p.m. on weekends, the maze gets spooky, turning into a haunted maze which you can explore by flashlight.
Sept. 29-Oct 31
Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Admission: $8 per person
302 93rd Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Liberty Mills Farm - Somerset, VA
It's dino year for Liberty Mills Farm, so the maze is cut to show long-necked sauropods, among other prehistoric giants. You'll be wishing you had a longer neck to look above the 33 acres of corn at Liberty Mills because there are four trails in one and the farmers have added to the Mystery Maze (no map provided), making the corn maze adventure the largest east of the Mississippi.
Sept. 8-Nov. 10
Hours: Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $12 for ages 5 & up
9166 Liberty Mills Road,
(434) 882 6293
Scott's Maze Adventures - Mt. Dora, FL
Set on seven acres of corn, Scott's Maze Adventures includes three mazes, a castle-themed Playground, a zip line for kids, games and hay rides. This year's theme is Advocating for Agriculture, telling the story of farming. You'll be romping through freshly cut paths that, from above, show the outline of trees, barns, trucks and a trusty horse-drawn cart. You can also stock up on fresh produce at the farm's store.
Oct. 6-Dec. 9
Hours: Sat. 10 a. m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Admission: $12 (ages 4 and up) Free for kids under 3 yrs. Discounts for groups of 20 or more with reservation
26236 County Rd 448A
Mt. Dora, FL
(352) 383 6900, ext 330
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm - Ronks, PA
With plenty of rain this summer, Cherry Crest farm is looking lush. The maze design celebrates board games—and when you get inside, it'll be your turn to roll the dice and see if you can navigate 2.5 miles of paths and turns. Game stations turn the maze into a giant game board, and there are 15 hidden puzzle pieces to collect, creating a map to show the way out. For little ones, there's a newly designed playland with a mini village equipped with costumes and props and last years popular 'corn crib' of shelled bushels has been expanded so the whole family can jump in and play! The maze can also be explored by flashlight after 7 p. m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sept. 14-Nov. 3
Hours: Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Admission: free for kids under 2 years.
50 Cherry Hill Rd.
Bergmann Corn Maze - Haysville, KS
David's father had three sons: Snap, Crackle and ...? If you figured out the last son's name was David (not Pop), you'll be ready for the brain teasers at Bergmann. This 15-acre maze tests adults with 150 trivia questions (there are 60 for kids) as they work their way through the maze. Check your answers at the end, and you might qualify for a pumpkin prize. There are seven inflatables, a tricycle track, carnival games and hours of fun!
Sept. 29-Nov. 3
Hours: Fri. 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun. 1-10 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults, $8 children, free for kids under 2 yrs
8401 S. Meridian,
(316) 522 3475
Stony Hill Corn Maze Fun Park - Chester, NJ
The 10-acre maze at Stony Hill celebrates Thomas Edison, inventor of the electric light bulb—something he developed in his lab in New Jersey. Visitors will learn fun facts about the scientist as they explore the maze with its many bridges and vantage points. There's a video orientation before you enter the cornfield as well as Maze Masters on the inside who come to the rescue of anyone who is lost. Other attractions include gemstone mining, hay rides, a kids’ playground and a farm store.
Sept. 1-Nov. 11
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with flashlight nights from 5-8 p.m on Saturdays in October
Admission: $13.99 plus tax; free for kids under 2 yrs
15 North Road
Dewberry Farm, Brookshire, TX
Conquering this eight-acre maze starts with a stop at the CORNcierge booth. Petite puzzlers can grab games sheets and tackle the CORNnumdrums word puzzles found on signs throughout the maze. This year's kick-Harvey design celebrates Houston's resilience. There are dozens of attractions once you've puzzled your way out of the maze, including a 26-foot tall slide mountain, a corn box, a play fort, a train, climbing wall, a vintage carousel and a walkthrough of over 600 carved pumpkins.
Sept. 29-Nov. 11
Hours: Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m, Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Open til 9 p.m. for fireworks on Oct. 13th, 20th & 27th
Admission: Starting at $23.32, free for kids under 3 yrs
FM 362 & Morrison Rd
Carleton Farms Fall Festival, Lake Stevens, WA
The Seattle Mariners are the design inspiration at Carleton Farms—and this year they are in the hunt for the playoffs! Visitors get to play two games in this four-acre maze as they hunt for the exit. The first is a trivia game, and in the second, Farmer Brown is missing, and there's a crime to solve. These twin challenges make for plenty of family fun. The farm festival also includes a giant pumpkin jumping pad, a zip wire, play areas, a pumpkin cannon, fright nights, and a haunted swamp with zombie paintball.
Sept. 29-Oct. 31
Hours: Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $7 per person, free for kids under 3yrs.
630 Sunnyside Blvd SE,
Lake Stevens, WA
Sever's Fall Festival, Shakopee, MN
Dive deep into this year's corn maze at Sever's with its underwater theme. You'll be challenged to find six pictures of a 'Scuber Sever' while discovering fun facts on signs that double as GPS locators on your phone. Once you've resurfaced from the corn challenge, there are obstacle courses, a petting zoo (with a giraffe!) a kiddie train, pig races, an extreme corn pit, zip lines, a tire mountain, jumping pillows, pumpkin blaster, hayride, and new this year there will be acrobatic performances from Lime Tree Circus.
Sept. 7-Oct. 28
Hours: Fri. 1-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person with discounts for seniors and the military, free for children under 3 yrs.
1100 Canterbury Road
The Farmstead Corn and Pumpkin Festival, Meridian, ID
Bring your compass and your internal GPS to tackle 18 acres of corn at The Farmstead. The maze is the signature attraction and, each year there's a different detailed design that is sure to get you corn-fused. There's a mini maze for little ones, set in the same cornfield, but much shorter and easier to navigate, designed so they can get on and enjoy all the other activities available, like zip wires, hay rides, train rides, pig races, a play area with slides and a pumpkin patch.
Sept. 21-Nov. 3
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 4.-9 p.m. & Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m-11 p.m.
Admission: Starting at $8.49 + tax
1020 S. Rackham Way
Featured photo: Mike Freyder via flickr creative commons