Get lost in a corn maze! From fun themes to GPS scavenger hunts and trivia challenges, corn mazes are getting bigger and better every year. While some can be a bit scary (perfect for the older kids), there are plenty that offer not-so-scary daytime fun, too. Here are 10 corn mazes that your kids will love this year.
4177 State Road 57, Fredonia, WI 53021
This family-owned orchard grows 15 apple varieties, as well as pumpkins (both prepicked and U-Pick are available). Besides the corn maze, there are also wagon rides, caramel apples and other sweets, and expansive country views. Admission to the maze is just $2 per person.
12246 N Farmdale Rd, Mequon, WI 53097
After picking your own apples and/or pumpkins, give Barthel’s corn maze a try! Admission is $5.00 per person; children 4 and under are free. There’s also a beer garden on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The farm, corn maze and bakery are open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Entrance for pick your own and the maze closes at 5:30 p.m.
3190 County Rd Q, Colgate, WI 53017
In honor of the arcade game’s 40th anniversary, Basse’s chose a Donkey Kong theme for its 8-acre corn maze this year. It’s also a nod to Basse’s new “Barncade” – a barn full of old-school arcade games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders and – of course – Donkey Kong. All the games are set to “free mode” for unlimited game play with the price of admission to Pumpkin Fest. There are more than 75 kid-friendly activities at Happy Jack’s Pumpkin Land, and the corn maze is a perennial favorite.
11600 Washington Ave. (Hwy 20), Mount Pleasant, WI 53177
Are you ready for a challenge? With riddles to solve, clues to find and over 10,000 feet of paths to navigate, this 8-acre corn maze is sure to appeal to the adventurous crowd? There are interactive stations located throughout the maze, which has a “Tree of Life” theme for 2021. Admission is $9 for adults (ages 13+) and $7 for youth (ages 4-12). Ages 3 and under are free.
For an even bigger challenge, try to navigate the maze at night! Friday and Saturday nights in October are “Flashlight Nights” (the maze is family friendly and never haunted). Just remember to bring your own flashlights.
649 Hwy 60, Cedarburg, WI 53012
Open every day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 31, Cedarburg Creek Farm is offers a family-friendly corn maze adventure. But the fun doesn’t end there! There’s also a pumpkin patch, free hayrides, a barrel train, a petting zoo, inflatables, live entertainment, and so much more.
13101 N. Wauwatosa Rd., Mequon, WI 53097
Feel like getting lost for a bit? Do you like trivia? Enter the 5-acre corn maze at Creekside Valley Farm, and you’ll find opportunities for both. It’s filled with curves and dead ends, but if you know your trivia you may have a better chance of getting out quicker. As you follow the paths you will answer trivia questions to help guide your way. Be careful! If you answer incorrectly, you will find yourself in a dead end. Admission is $5 per person; children 3 years and under are free. Don’t forget to visit the Snack Shack after!
1545 Main St., Mukwonago, WI 53149
As part of their Harvest Fest (Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.), The Elegant Farmer offers a family-friendly corn maze with easy in-and-out access for all ages. Hop on the tractor-pulled hayride to the maze, which features a 75th anniversary design this year. Tickets are $6; children 2 and under are free.
After you finish the corn maze, you can pick from 14 varieties of apples in the orchard and pumpkins in the patch, then check out the Smilin’ Barn Cafe and market. Food offerings include pulled pork sandwiches, chicken pot pies, cider, chili and chips, caramel apples, and slices of the award-winning Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag.
19075 W Cleveland Ave, New Berlin, WI 53146
Admission to Lindner’s Big Back Yard will get you access to the corn maze, giant slide, Olde Tyme Playground, the Scarecrow Speedway (pedal tractor race track), the Li’l Punkin Playground, and a petting zoo with goats, mini-pigs, mini-horses, bunnies and more. Cost is $5 per person Monday-Thursday, and $6 per person Friday-Sunday. Save $1 with a non-perishable food donation for the New Berlin Food Pantry. For an additional $2, your child can ride The Pumpkin Express barrel train or try their hand at pumpkin bowling.
W299 S6370 State Road 83, Mukwonago, WI 53149
This 10-acre corn maze is not haunted, but it is open during the day AND at night. On select Friday and Saturday nights in October, you can enter the maze after dark (6-9 p.m.). There are 10 checkpoints hidden throughout the maze, and you can use your smartphone to help you navigate and locate them all. Daytime cost is $7 per person, while nighttime is $9 per person (children 2 and younger get in free). Flashlights are required at night. The maze can take up to 90 minutes to solve, and weekly winners will receive a bucket of goodies from Schuett Farms.
5930 County Road H, Franksville, WI 53126
The Witch Hollow Maze has been known to be a bit spooky in the past, but it’s a fairly easy maze to get through. “Corn City” is perfect for little kids! Don’t miss a tour of the grand avenue through Corn City, featuring uncanny likenesses of celebrities known near and far — from a golden, fuzzy bear to the globally famous Green Bay Packers. There’s also a huge pumpkin jump pad, a big tractor slide, a petting zoo, tractor-drawn hayrides, pedal carts, pony rides and more.
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