By day, Denver's Maize in the City offers all kinds of family-friendly fall fun, including a mini maze, a pumpkin field, hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, a jumping castle, an air slide and more. Get lost in the Crazed Corn Maze, a 20-acre labyrinth that engages visitors in an entertaining smart phone trivia game. In order to get directions to the next checkpoint, you’ll need to choose a category and answer a question correctly.
Small children will love the mini maze, which alternatively offers paper checkpoints where they can collect hole punches as they navigate their way through the cornfield. And don’t worry about the kids getting lost; parents and grandparents get to tag along for free!
In addition to the popular maze, kids love exploring the pumpkin field (free admission) and getting to choose their own pumpkins. On weekends, Maize in the City also offers hayrides, a classic fall activity that everyone can enjoy.
Maize in the City is open during the day from 10 am until 6 pm on weekdays, and 9 am until 6 pm on weekends. At night, when the kids go to bed, grown-ups come out to play as the place transforms into the Haunted Field of Screams, Denver’s largest haunted attraction.
Halloween Fun for All Ages at Maize in the City and Haunted Field of Screams — Photo courtesy of Maize in the City
The Haunted Field of Screams boasts three haunted sights. At the Haunted Field, terrified visitors are confined to 35 acres of haunted cornfield, surrounded on all sides by 16-foot-tall cornstalks and terror lurking around every turn. From zombies to clowns and chainsaw-wielding madmen, there’s something to scare even the most confident of visitors.
At the Dead Man’s Night Maze, a revived version of the original corn maze haunt takes visitors through a series of twisted turns, neverending paths and dead ends. By the time you realize you’re completely lost, it’s too late; the zombies and monsters are already on your trail.
For those looking for a more interactive haunted experience, the Zombie Paintball Massacre takes guests on a moonlight hayride that quickly turns into a zombie invasion. Visitors will have to think fast and use high-powered paintball guns to fight off zombies and save the group from being eaten alive.
Repeat guests won't roll their eyes and shrug off the scares – Haunted Field of Screams owner and operator Joe Palombo keeps visitors on their toes with new additions each year, including fresh nightmarish characters and new rooms.
Activities offered at Maize in the City change daily, and tickets can be purchased at maizeinthecity.com. To purchase tickets to Haunted Field of Screams, which is open Thursday through Sunday nights, visit hauntedfieldofscreams.com. Both attractions are open until October 31, Halloween, at 10270 Riverdale Road in Thornton, Colorado.