As autumn paints the world in shades of red and gold, there’s no better way to celebrate the season than by getting lost in a corn maze! These captivating labyrinths have become a cherished tradition for many families, offering not only a fun-filled adventure but also a unique opportunity to connect with nature.
According to National Geographic, corn mazes have been around for centuries, with their roots tracing back to ancient times. These mazes, however, evolved significantly over the centuries. The corn mazes of today owe their existence to internationally recognized British maze developer, Adrian Fisher, who is said to have created the first one in Pennsylvania in the mid-1990s.
Since then, corn mazes have attracted people who want to see if they can successfully navigate the twists and turns or who want a fun autumn experience. Traveling with kids? Check out KidsConnect for corn maze facts and worksheets. Looking for a corn maze wherever you are? The Maize website and MazePlay.com have searchable maps or just check out the list below.
Fritzler Farm Park, 20861 CR 33, La Salle, CO — The Fritzler Maze covers more than 15 acres of ground, with two miles of pathways that take about one hour to complete. While the maze is handicap accessible, it is on unpaved farm ground and can be bumpy or muddy in spots. Fritzler Farm Park opens in September and continues through October. Visit the site for dates and hours, as well as pricing information.
Chatfield Farms, Denver Botanic Gardens, 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO — The corn maze at Chatfield Farms covers seven acres of twists, turns, and dead ends. Featuring a sea-creature theme for 2023, the maze can also be viewed from two 15-foot-tall illuminated bridges. You can keep the fun going with one of their escape rooms (available for an extra fee). There’s also a mini-maze for those under 10, open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until 5 p.m. While the dirt paths of corn maze are wheelchair-accessible, they may have ruts or mud during and after inclement weather. The maze is available from September through October. Visit the event page for dates and hours, with ticket sales information available here.
Long and Scott Farms, 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora, FL — This seven-acre corn maze in Lake County is designed for all ages, with a mini maze for the little ones who might not be up for a full maze trek. Visitors are provided with a game sheet with questions, picture rubbings, and puzzles to complete inside the maze. If you’re not a maze expert, don’t worry! You can take a flag to raise if help is needed from a Maze Master. Wheelchairs, strollers, and wagons can be used in the maze, but the loose sand and dirt can be a bit difficult, and some wheelchairs may get stuck. Also, there is a bridge with steep steps in the maze, although it can be avoided with some backtracking. The Maze is open September 30 to November 26, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 5 pm. Ticket sales information is available here.
Lowe Family Farmstead, 2500 South Eagle Rd., Kuna, ID — Billed as Idaho’s most popular fall destination, the Lowe Family Farmstead has a variety of activities for the family, including its 18-acre signature MAiZE that can take about an hour to navigate. If that sounds like too much to handle, keep in mind that the maze is divided into two sections, plus there is a Mini MAiZE for the youngsters. The maze can be reached with a wheelchair or stroller, but there are steps on a bridge that wheelchairs or strollers can’t use, and some parts of the ground are uneven and bumpy. Pricing information, including discounted dates, is available here.
Richardson Adventure Farm, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove, IL — With 28 acres of corn and up to 10 miles of trail, the Richardson Adventure Farm Corn Maze is designed for those who like a challenge. If that doesn’t sound like you, don’t fret — the maze is created out of four smaller mazes, each with a dedicated entrance and exit path. A perimeter path surrounds the maze, which has no frustrating dead ends. In 2023, the maze celebrates 30 years of Jurassic Park, with corn stalks in the shapes of familiar movie scenes, including a giant T-Rex chase. The Adventure Farm is open from September 9 to October 29. Visit the website for hours and pricing.
Exploration Acres, 6042 Newcastle Road, Lafayette, IN — A four-section maze complete with rewards? That’s what visitors will find at Exploration Acres. Maze-goers trek through the 22 acres on the 10 miles of paths, locating the 28 posts detailed on the maze map and punching the logos to claim the rewards from local businesses. The maze is open from September 15 to October 29. For hours and entrance fees, visit this page.
Devine’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, 623 Talmage-Mayo Rd., Harrodsburg, KY — At Devine’s Corn Maze, visitors have a choice of three different mazes: the “Kiddie Maze,” the “First Timer,” and the featured maze, which can take about 45 minutes to complete. Corn maze dates are from September 8 to October 29, and hours of operation are Friday: 6-10 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. Information on admission prices and season passes is available here.
Davis Mega Maze, 142 Redstone Hill, Sterling, MA — The Davis Mega Maze is designed as a physical and mental challenge, with seven intensity levels, eight acres of corn, and almost three miles of puzzling pathway networks to explore. As an added bonus, the maze includes games, with the Field Guide providing assistance. The maze is open from September 30 to October 29, with hours as follows: Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket information is available here.
Happy Day Farm, 106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan, NJ — Voted one of America’s Top 10 Corn Mazes by USA Today, Happy Day Farms has something for everyone as part of its more than 10-acre maze. Visitors can search out the squares for the Maize-O-Poly game or play Corn Text for hints on which way to turn. The maze includes two paths: a shorter one for youngsters and a more challenging one (up to an hour) for maze enthusiasts. The fall festival, including the maze, runs from September 9 to October 29, with information on ticket prices and hours found here.
Ramseyer Farms, 4000 Ramseyer Lane, Wooster, OH — Ramseyer Farms has two eight-acre mazes, plus a mini maze for the little ones that takes just 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The Ohio Maze features two miles of trails with signs along the way pointing out interesting facts about Ohio cities, famous Ohioans, Ohio sports figures, Ohio presidents, and more! The Mystery Maze is theme-based, with visitors playing a fun game as they cover the two-mile route. The season runs from September 1 to October 29, with hours as follows: Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays (starting Sept. 17) 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ticket information is here.
Maze Craze, 14070 Woodworth Rd (Rte 165), New Springfield, OH — Featured as one of the top 10 corn mazes in the United States in 2018, 2021, and 2022 in the USA Today poll, Maze Craze has 21 acres of corn 9.4 miles of trails that twist, turn, and sometimes come to a dead end. The maze is professionally designed and planted by Shawn Stolworthy of MazePlay, and the 2023 theme is Pinocchio, with four separate mazes for fun for visitors of all ages. The average time to complete all four mazes can take from an hour and a half to three hours. The season runs from open weekends beginning September 15 through November 5. For more details, including hours and ticket prices, go here.
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA —Cherry Crest Adventure Farm’s five-acre corn maze has more than 2.5 miles of paths, scenic bridges, and clues. Maze Masters are on standby to provide help if needed. Visitors can choose from three mazes — easy, intermediate, and difficult — all designed by Don Frantz and the American Maze Company. The 2023 calendar of dates and hours is available here, and ticket information is here.