Cool Patch Pumpkins – Dixon, California
On the other side of the country around 30 minutes or so outside Sacramento sits one of the country’s—if not the world’s—largest corn mazes, as this thing covers a good 53-acres of farm real estate. This maze isn’t all about a clever picture or design, as this one is all about the twists, turns, and total confusion. Open between 9am and 8pm through November 1, the corn maze even features themed lookout areas—like Ford Fortress and Starbucks Station—where you can check out where you made that wrong turn. It’s $10 per person—with kids under $5 for free—and they have a pumpkin patch, pedal karts, and hayrides for when you finally escape the maze.
Richardson Adventure Farm – Spring Grove, Illinois
About half way between Milwaukee and Chicago sits another super huge corn maze, and this one is quick to point out that they’re the world’s largest as well. They have a 50-foot observation tower high above the maze so that you can see everything in all its corny glory, and there’s even 700-feet of zip line in case you need to get around a little bit quicker. This year’s maze is dedicated to John, Paul, George, and Ringo, as the corn maze celebrates 50 years since The Beatles released their first album. All four band members are featured in the maze, as four separate paths wind through through 33-acres of corn. There’s even weekends—like October 18 and 19—when things are open at night, as the maze is lit in part from the full moon. Tickets here are $13, and the fun is set to last until October 27.
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