Navigating a corn maze's twists, turns, and dead-ends until you emerge out the other side is something the whole family can enjoy together. Plus, exploring elaborately designed fields of corn is an excellent activity for taking advantage of some perfect autumn weather while it lasts and getting in all the steps to meet your fitness goal for the day. Whether you’re looking for a thrilling haunted corn maze or more of a spook-free stroll, we've rounded up some of the best corn mazes to visit this fall.
These interactive experiences can take anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours to complete, so it’s up to you and your family to decide what kind of challenge to take on. Many of these cornfields are located alongside other seasonal attractions like pumpkin patches or orchards, so you can get a two-in-one deal on your fall festivities. Check out our top picks for a corn maze near you, then go get lost.
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Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch and Winery, Portland, OR
The theme of the 7-acre corn maze at Bella Organic is centered around equality this year, with a design featuring iconic Rosie the Riveter with an outline of the United States. The design was inspired by the US National Women’s Soccer Team and their FIFA World Cup win to show “support of the effort for equal pay and equal representation in the workplace.” Dogs are allowed in the corn maze and there’s a winery right next door, so this farm has everything you need for a good time. If you don’t bring a dog, you can always visit the farm animals or venture over to the petting zoo to get your animal fix. Tickets to the maze start at $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors.
When to visit: September 28 through October 31
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Cool Patch Pumpkins, Dixon, CA
Spanning more than 60 acres, the corn maze at Cool Patch Pumpkins wins the award for being the largest in the world. If you plan to take on the challenge, make sure to have the whole afternoon free to navigate around—and don’t forget to grab a map before you enter. Over the years, local police have received quite a few calls from lost explorers. So it’s only fitting that the 2019 theme is focused on honoring first responders, including a First Responder Appreciation Day and fundraiser on October 13. Tickets to the corn maze start at $15 per person; children 5 years old and under get free admission.
When to visit: September 21 through October 31
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Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms, Littleton, CO
Down in the stalks of corn, everything looks about the same (that’s kind of the point). But the 15-foot towers inside the corn maze at Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms give visitors a chance to enjoy the scenic views and plan out the rest of their route. In an effort to reduce waste, the farm won’t be offering printed maps at the maze, but you can find one online to help guide your way. The site also offers activities like pony rides, jumping pillows, human hamster balls, and a corn mini-maze for children 10 years old and under. Tickets range from $9 to $14 and children under the age of 2 get free admission.
When to visit: September 20 through October 27
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Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Harrodsburg, KY
The Devine’s farm has plenty of family fun to offer—the corn maze, zip lines, wagon rides, a petting zoo, and more. But if you’re looking for a good scare, leave the little ones at home and visit the Field of Horror after dark. Characters from classic horror movies hide throughout the stalks and no flashlights are allowed as explorers navigate their way through. Enter at your own risk because this spooky experience is guaranteed to inspire a few screams. Admission starts at $10 for ages 13 and up, $8 for ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and under. They also offer a discount for those with a Military ID.
When to visit: September 13 through November 3
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Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival, Kuna, ID
The Farmstead has an impressive history of maze design. Past corn fields have transformed into a game of “Pac-Maize,” a portrait of Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” a vote-with-your-feet adventure featuring the 2012 presidential nominees, and more. This year, the beloved maze is moving to a new permanent location on their farm in Kuna, but visitors can still expect the same quality of fall fun. 2019’s 18-acre maze is a tribute to Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. And if you’re looking for a little less charm and a little more thrill, you can visit their Field of Screams on Friday or Saturday nights after dark. Regular admission to the farm starts at $8.49 or $20.75 if you choose the haunted version—all children ages 3 and under are free.
When to visit: September 20 through October 30
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Tom’s Maze, Germantown, OH
This 8-acre corn maze doubles as a walking puzzle, with puzzle pieces located in mailboxes throughout. Its theme this year celebrates veterans, including Tom's father who fought in World War II. Once you find the exit, you can take a proud walk over the victory bridge. Then, you can head over to the goat boardwalk and watch the goats navigate their very own multi-level jungle gym. You can also take a pumpkin train ride around the farm and watch the "punkin' chunkin' cannon" (a truck-mounted air-powered cannon) fire pumpkins over a half-mile away.
When to visit: September 13 through November 2
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Treworgy Family Orchards, Levant, ME
The corn maze at Treworgy Family Orchards is all about giving visitors a rewarding experience. Each maze-explorer will get a map filled with riddles to figure out at different stations along the way. This year's theme is inspired by Blueberries for Sal, a children's book set in Maine by Robert McCluskey. After completing the maze and the puzzle on the map, you’ll be rewarded with a free soft-serve cone at the cafe—just before the kids have time to ask, “Can we get ice cream after this?” Tickets for the maze start at $9 for adults and $8 for children, with free admission for children under 2 years old. Or, you can register for a $12 ticket to the family-friendly night maze, which includes candy treats at the stations throughout.
When to visit: September 28 through November 3