6 of the best corn mazes in Wisconsin
Lose yourself in these corn mazes all over the state. The designs range from “Schrödinger’s cat” to Greek myths.
So, is it a coincidence that corn mazes became a fall tradition in Wisconsin shortly after the 1980s horror film franchise “Children of the Corn” began scaring the bejeebers of anyone in? scope of a cornfield?
We don’t think so either.
And if you like to get lost in the stalks, there are dozens of Wisconsin corn mazes to visit this fall.
Flyte Fieldstones provide fresh-air fall fun
In the fall, the Flyte family goes from growing organic blueberries and strawberries to creating weekends of fall fun at their Fieldstones farm, located between Coloma and Wautoma on Highway 21.
The Corn Maze opened on September 10, and that’s not the only fun on the farm. There is also a corn pit, hay maze, petting zoo and pumpkin patch. And don’t forget the awesome pumpkin launcher. And there’s an ice cream truck that makes shakes and sundaes using berries from the farm.
Treinen Farm Crafts Craft Mazes for Math Geeks and Anime Fans
Treinen Farm, located on Highway 60 west of Lodi, has been making some of the state’s most elaborate corn mazes since 2001. USA Today has named it one of the top 10 corn mazes in the country .
The family doesn’t use GPS, instead relying on hand-drawn grids to cut intricate patterns out of their corn in early summer, creating a living work of art. Many of them have scientific themes, including this year’s “Schrodinger’s Cat (and other thought experiments),” and others have been based on fractals or the golden spiral. (Treinen’s offers school trips with some math added to the fun.)
The theme has ranged from other years, from Greek myths to a tribute to Japanese anime called “Rainbow, Kittens, and Killer Unicorns”. The farm also has 18 acres of pumpkin patch fields and cool play areas, including a hay fort and cobwebs in the barn, a small farmer’s playground, and hiking trails.
Hidden Trails: One of Wisconsin’s Oldest and Largest Corn Mazes
Just east of La Crosse you’ll find Hidden Trails, which is in its 24th year of creating mazes.
Visitors can enter four separate mazes here, featuring images of Dracula and Frankenstein. The two largest mazes have checkpoints that offer rewards and discounts at local businesses.
The two small mazes have mysteries that you solve as you walk through the alleys and find clues. Once you are done being a ‘farm scene investigator’ in the mazes, you can experience the pumpkin patch, play areas, and farm games including ‘sweet corn croquet’ .
Vesperman Farms has the toughest maze in southwestern Wisconsin
Vesperman Farms, located near Lancaster in Grant County, features mazes designed by famed British maze master Adrian Fisher.
This year’s maze takes around half an hour to complete and when you’re done the farm has a pumpkin patch, play areas, and food, including hot apple cider donuts.
There’s also a kids’ train, a mountain of tractor tires to climb, and baby animals to pet. The Stage Road farm has been owned by the Vesperman family since 1900.
Schuster’s Playtime Farm offers spooky night tours of his corn maze
It all started with a historic round barn, but Schuster’s offerings have grown significantly since the family opened the farm for fun in the fall of 1994. Now the farm offers pig races, duck races, a maze of tires, a putt-putt golf course and a bonfire. to make s’mores.
There is a small maze for the kids and a larger maze for the adults, with lookout bridges and quizzes and mysteries to solve inside the maze.
And if you’re still on the hunt for the Corn Kids, Schuster’s invites you to bring your flashlight and try it out at night, when it’s so much scarier. In October, the nightly activities expand to include visits to “Camp Schuster”, located in the Haunted Forest. The farm is near Deerfield on Hwy 12-18.
Grampa’s Farm teaches children traditional farm skills and crafts
At Grampa’s Farm near Merrill, kids can learn how to milk a cow by hand, make a corn cob doll, and wash clothes on an old-fashioned washboard.
The farm also offers new entertainment, including a corn track (a simplified maze), a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, and a slingshot that shoots apples or potatoes. Kids can dress up in old fashioned clothes and play in a vintage school.
The farm’s “grandfather”, James Severt, grew up there on Norwegian Road, farming with his own grandfather. Severt passed away in 2014, but his spirit lives on in all the fun activities kids will find to do on the farm.