Attractions October 06, 2015
10 Awesome Corn Mazes In Iowa You Have To Do This Fall
It’s that magical time of the year again – the season of apple cider, pumpkin patches, hay rides, and corn mazes! If you’re looking for a fun and festive activity this fall, grab your friends or family and head to one of these 10 a-maize-ing corn mazes in Iowa!
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1. Harvestville Farm, Donnellson
Harvestville Farm offers a 10-acre corn maze filled with twists and turns that will leave you and your companions utterly lost - but in a good way! The maze costs $6 per person, and children 12 and under require an adult to be with them at all times in the maze. There is also a kiddie maze section within the maze for any younger kid who may not want to attempt the full maze. Flash light mazes are also held after dark on the first four Saturdays of October, for any brave soul willing to enter.
2. Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins, Decorah
On Saturdays and Sundays from September 19 through October 25, Pinter's corn maze and pumpkin patch will be open to the public. For $10 admission, you get to go into the corn maze, take a wagon ride, race on the pedal karts, and much more.
3. Pumpkinland, Orange City
Located in Orange City, Pumpkinland offers plenty of fall fun, from a corn maze to pumpkin patch, petting zoo and more! They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. till dark, starting the 1st weekend in September and going through October 31.
4. Pumpkinville and Cornmaze, Mitchellville
Pumpkinville offers two different mazes: a big maze and mini maze. The big maze is $7 a person for 20 challenging acres, and the mini maze is $1 a person for a 15-minute wander. The mazes are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. until October 31st.
5. Colony Pumpkin Patch, North Liberty
Colony Pumpkin Patch offers a wonderful corn maze, which costs $5 a person. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. till dark, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to dark. On Saturday and Sunday, they offer a flashlight corn maze from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $6 a person.
6. Bloomsbury Farm, Atkins
Bloomsbury Farm offers a 10-acre corn maze with a different theme each year. This year, the theme is University of Iowa Children's Hospital. They also offer a 4-acre kid's maze for those not ready to take on the real deal. The farm is open every day in September and October and is a perfect place for a fun day with the family!
7. Solsma's Punkin Patch, Sanborn
Currently open for the season, the corn maze at Solsma's Punkin Patch costs $5 per person, and all children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. There is also group rates available.
8. Schuster's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Dubuque
Schuster's Pumpkin Patch in Dubuque offers plenty of fun for the whole family, including their corn maze. The maze costs $4 a person for adults, $2 a person for children ages 6-12, and free admission for children under 5 years old.
9. Center Grove Orchard, Cambridge
Center Grove in Cambridge is best known for their delicious apples and fun attractions on the farm, but they also have a great corn maze! During the week, you can do all of their fun activities, including the corn maze, for an admission price of around $9. On the weekends, the prices is around $11 a person, but for a day of fun, it's more than worth it.
10. Hoefling's Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, Marcus
Hoefling's Pumpkin Patch in Marcus is a great place to pick your own pumpkins, play pumpkin bowling, go for a hayride, or get lost in the corn maze on a perfect fall day! They have a regular corn maze during the day, and a special jack-o-lantern lit corn maze on October 17th and 31st. On October 24 they will have a haunted corn maze with many spooks to scare you along the way!
Do you have a favorite corn maze that didn’t make the list? Share it with us, we’d love to hear about it!