Over 20 acres, ten miles, and four mazes—are you game? You’ll find it all at Exploration Acres, an extensive corn maze mecca that’s ringing in 2021 with a tribute to Indiana car racing (if that’s your thing). This year, the attraction is making the search all the more sweet for those who enter: if you find the 28 posts on your maze map, you’ll be eligible to take advantage of rewards at local venues (like 50 percent off Monster Mini Golf, or a free kids' meal at Texas Roadhouse).
The biggest and best corn mazes in the U.S. are exactly the type of brain-teasing seasonal escapes we crave each fall—these multi-acre labyrinths, made from 10-foot-plus corn stalks, have miles of winding paths to get your heart pumping in the cool crisp air. At some, you’ll even find mysteries to solve, games to play and contests to win buried deep inside—not to mention insanely dope designs.
We’ve rounded up the coolest corn mazes across the country, each of which earns its place in the sun for anything from intricate designs to spooky Halloween happenings. From Indiana’s Exploration Acres (which has four mazes built over 20 acres of farmland) to the Great Vermont Corn Maze (New England’s largest corn maze), or even Connecticut’s Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm (an especially kid-friendly destination), these labyrinths are suited for family outings and adult exploration alike.
No matter where this fall season takes you, there are plenty of fall foliage and pumpkin patches to keep you busy too. Plus, the best haunted Airbnbs, eeriest ghost towns, and most elaborate cemeteries in the U.S. are not to be missed either.
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