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Exploration Acres named Best Corn Maze

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18-acre maze commemorates Purdue University's "150 Years of Giant Leaps"

Each autumn farms across the United States transform their corn fields into interactive mazes, perfect for a fall family outing. There are more than 500 of these mazes across the nation, but 10Best readers have voted for their 10 favorites.

  • Exploration Acres
    Lafayette, Ind.

    The 18-acre Exploration Acres corn maze commemorates Purdue University’s “150 Years of Giant Leaps” in 2019 with images of Neil Armstrong and Amelia Earhart. Visitors can navigate 9 miles of paths across four different mazes.
    Photo courtesy of Henry Bazan

  • Treworgy Family Orchards
    Levant, Maine

    Treworgy’s corn maze, the longest continually running corn maze in Maine, covers 4.5 acres and is made from some 60,000 corn plants grown to a height of about 10 feet tall. Family members design and plant a new maze each year using traditional drafting and surveying methods. The 2019 maze takes inspiration from the children’s classic Blueberries for Sal.
    Photo courtesy of Treworgy Family Orchards

  • Devine's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
    Harrodsburg, Ky.

    Devine's Corn Maze in Kentucky will feature its twelfth annual corn maze in 2019. Other family friendly activities on the farm include a hazy maze, straw crawl, petting zoo, pumpkin patch and a nightly bonfire with marshmallows for roasting.
    Photo courtesy of Devine's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

  • Denver Downs Farm
    Anderson, S.C.

    The Fall Festival at South Carolina’s Denver Downs Farm includes a 10-acre corn maze with trivia posted throughout, as well as a nighttime flashlight maze, weekend bonfires with s’mores, games, farm animals and three giant singing jack-o-lanterns.
    Photo courtesy of Denver Downs Farm

  • Scott's Maze Adventures
    Mt Dora, Fla.

    Scott's Maze Adventures at Long & Scott Farms has offered a 7-acre corn maze each year since 2003, with a new design and theme each year. Visitors can choose between an easier one-acre maze or a more challenging 6-acre maze. Each comes with a game sheet filled with themed trivia.
    Photo courtesy of Long & Scott Farms

  • Fox Squirrel Corn Maze
    Plant City, Fla.

    The Fox Squirrel Corn Maze invites visitors to take on the challenge on weekends in October. The maze isn’t the only bit of fall fun either; visitors will find duck races, badminton, cornhole, dummy steer roping, pumpkin patch and a corn box for the little ones.
    Photo courtesy of Fox Squirrel Corn Maze

  • Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
    Ronks, Penn.

    Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is over the moon with the opening of its 24th maze. The 5-acre “Man on the Moon: 1969-2019” maze takes inspiration from the famous Apollo 11 moon landing, turning maze goers into astronauts. The mission: return to earth by finding 15 hidden puzzle pieces, solve 12 Kernels of Space Knowledge, and tackle fun diversions along the way.
    Photo courtesy of Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

  • Conner Prairie Corn Maze
    Fishers, Ind.

    Conner Prairie offers 1,000 acres of fun throughout the year, but a highlight is the autumn corn maze. The 2018 maze had a Headless Horseman theme and covered 11 acres.
    Photo courtesy of Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

  • Uncle Shucks Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
    Dawsonville, Ga.

    Uncle Shucks Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze offers way more than just a 13-acre corn maze (though that’s reason enough to come, with four miles of trails to explore). Other activities include a pumpkin patch, corn cannon, goat walk, jumping pad and a haunted maze by night.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / Sophia_Apkalikov

  • Happy Day Farm Corn Maze
    Manalapan, N.J.

    The 10-acre Happy Day Farm corn maze offers visitors the chance to play a game of Maize-O-Poly with a purpose-made game board. Maze trekkers who yearn the most money get crowned “Farmer of the Ear.” Visitors can answer trivia questions by text message to get hints on which way to turn.
    Photo courtesy of Happy Day Farm

The top 10 winners in the category Best Corn Maze are as follows:

  1. Exploration Acres - Lafayette, Ind.
  2. Treworgy Family Orchards - Levant, Maine
  3. Devine's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch - Harrodsburg, Ky.
  4. Denver Downs Farm - Anderson, S.C.
  5. Scott's Maze Adventures - Mt Dora, Fla.
  6. Fox Squirrel Corn Maze - Plant City, Fla.
  7. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm - Ronks, Penn.
  8. Conner Prairie Corn Maze - Fishers, Ind.
  9. Uncle Shucks Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze - Dawsonville, Ga.
  10. Happy Day Farm Corn Maze - Manalapan, N.J.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning mazes!

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