Visiting a corn maze is a great outing for families:
- The cost of visiting a corn maze is modest
- Solving the labyrinth is lots of fun: a 5-acre field can have miles of paths
- Expect additional fun, such as hay-rides, farm animals for petting, pumpkin patches
- Check for night-time hours
- Check for special spooky events at Halloween, if the corn maze can last that long!
The fun in a corn maze is three-fold:
- Aerial View: the maze might depict the Statue of Liberty, a horse, a sea monster...
- Puzzle Element: some corn maze really play up the puzzle-solving, with treasure maps or other clues to find your way through the labyrinth.
- Extras: farm animals, hay-rides, pumpkin patches, play zones for little kids.
Corn maze outings are fun for teens too, especially at night.
If you've got a choice of corn mazes in a given area, don't assume they're all similar experiences: check out their web sites or give a call, and see which one has the most fun that will suit your family.
When's the best time of year to visit a corn maze?
Obviously these crop creations are seasonal, with prime-time in September and October, though actual dates vary in different climate zones. Some corn mazes open as early mid-July.
Late-season visits may find the corn maze looking frayed and dry. On the other hand, an October visit offers Halloween theming and pumpkin patch.
Tip: Weather is a big issue in corn maze visits: has it rained recently? Call and find out how muddy the corn maze is! A bit of muck is fine if you bring rubber boots, and a big plastic bag for storing all the muddied stuff afterward.
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