It’s that wonderful time of year again for one of the most quintessential autumn traditions: a-MAZE-ing corn mazes. As usual, Idaho’s wonderful rural landscape makes the perfect place for local farms to work their artistry and magic after the summer corn harvest, transforming expansive fields into mesmerizing labyrinths to explore and enjoy with friends and family in the crisp fall air. Whether you’re looking for a spooky challenge to tackle under the moonlight, a family-friendly place to explore with the kids, or a maize maze with enough extra activities for a day-long adventure, Idaho has the perfect place. So grab a flashlight and a camera, and get ready to explore the best that the Gem State has to offer when it comes to this throwback autumn classic. For a detailed map of Southern Idaho locations, check out this
Google map, created by Reddit user just-plop.
1. Quey's Maze, Mountain Home
This decade-old family farm and maze opens to the public October 1. Hay rides, a pumpkin patch, and tours are all offered in addition to the maze all day Friday and Saturday but closed Sundays. Monday through Thursday they offer field trips for schools, preschools, daycares and any other groups that would like to visit. They aim to provide an agriculture-centered experience with wide open spaces for the young and old to enjoy.
48803 Hwy 78. Mountain Home, Idaho 83647: 9am-9pm (M-Sat.)
2. The Farmstead
Get lost this fall in Southern Idaho at the Treasure Valley's largest corn maze, which was recently named as one of the country's top 10. And it's easy to see why! This year's maze has been cut into the design of Jimmy Fallon's head - because why not? Alongside this epic maze, attractions include a corn cob beach, playgrounds, a potato sack slide, hay rides, pumpkin patch, multiple train rides, and so much more.
1020 S. Rackham Way. Meridian, ID 83642: 4-9pm (M-Th), 4-11pm (F), 10am-11pm (Sat.)
3. CSI Horitculture Maze
Every year, the College of Southern Idaho's Horticulture students design, grow, and cut a dizzying corn maze for local Magic Valley and Twin Falls residents to enjoy. The maze is open from 5-10pm nightly, but closes on the 28th to prepare for a reopening on Halloween for a fright night spectacular.
Northwest of CSI’s Health Sciences & Human Services building on North College Road, Twin Falls
4. Burley Straw Maze, Burley
Small and rustic, this charming family maze is made with bales of straw, rather than corn stalks. This winding, twisting challenge may be the heart of the farm, but also offered are laser tag, a playground, a giant jump pad, a pumpkin patch - train ride included! Weekend nights during October will also feature spooky nights.
500 S 845 E, Burley, ID 83318: 5-10pm (M-Th), 5-11pm (F), 10am-11pm (Sat.)
5. Wild Adventure Corn Maze, Blackfoot
With three mazes to choose from, kids of all ages will love this family adventure in eastern Idaho, themed "Race to the Moon" for 2016. Jump houses, food, trains, paintball, and more are offered alongside these challenging labyrinths.
135 W. 450 N. Blackfoot, ID 83221: 5-10 pm (M-Th), Noon-11 pm (F-Sat.)
6. Swore Farms, Pocatello
Opening September 27: Test your wits and sense of direction in this family-run maze. Here you'll also have the opportunity to take art workshops, check out the pumpkin patch, and enjoy a cozy hay ride, alongside activities like face painting, a wheat pool, pumpkin games, and more. But don't forget about all the fresh produce they have available! For the über romantic, October 18 is DATE NIGHT. Snuggle with your sweetheart under a farmhouse blanket, stargaze, and enjoy the maze sans children.
RR 2 Box 175. Pocatello, ID 83202
7. Magic Valley Corn Maze, Hansen
Southern Idaho's renowned corn maze and Haunted Forest returns for 2016 with an eerie cackle. You'll also find a corn cannon, plenty of gaming and photo ops, and even paintball.
4334 E 3700 N. Hansen, ID
8. Linder Farms, Meridian
Opening September 23: renowned location of Meridian's fantastic Zombie Acres, this maze offers three paths that range from a quarter mile to over three miles, with a separate trail of terror who need something a little more than zombie blasting and corn labyrinths.
7165 S. Linder Road. Meridian, ID 83642: 5-9pm (M-Th), 5-10pm (F), 10am-10pm (Sat.)
9. Twin Oaks Farms, Eagle
Opening October 1: Twin Oaks is something truly special. One of the last remaining small farms in the Boise metro area, this corn maze also offers haunted attractions nightly for the spookily-inclined, alongside an adorable petting zoo.
3783 N. Eagle Rd. Meridian, ID
10. AMAZEing Acres, Parma
Opening September 23: This rural maze is rumored to be one of the most challenging in the area. But in addition to the epic maze, be sure to check out the towering straw mountain, separate kids maze, race track, and amazing corn pit!
27308 Shelton Rd. Parma, ID 83660
11. Tubbs' Berry Farm, Twin Falls
Tubbs' Berry Farm is a local favorite in the Magic Valley known throughout the year for their juicy strawberries and raspberries, but come fall their sweet straw maze and large pumpkin patch will make a picture-perfect outing.
1150 S Park Ave W. Twin Falls, ID 83301
12. Twin Falls Corn Maze, Twin Falls
Twin Falls' newest family-owned corn maze consists of 9 acres of awesomeness. 3 mazes, kids' games, raffles, hot drinks, and more await you!
Grandview Dr. North and Poleline Rd. Twin Falls, ID 83301: M-Th (5-10pm), F (5-11pm), S (3-11pm)
13. Rexburg Straw Maze, Rexburg
Rexburg's biggest straw maze is a fantastic place to explore during the day, but by night, this family-friendly maze transforms into a haunted forest that is nothing short of awesome.
7600 S 2000 W. Rexburg, ID 83440: M-Th (5-10pm), F (5pm-12am), S (3pm-12am)
Haunted Maze/Forest Hours: Weekends in October (7pm-12am)
Getting lost has never been so fun! You’ll have a blast exploring these picture-perfect mazes and local farms. Be sure to tag @only.in.idaho on Instagram to share your sweet photos!