They're a-maize-ing. They're corny. They're just plain fun. Getting lost and found in a corn maze is a Midwestern tradition, and you can find corn mazes throughout the metro area's agricultural communities. Here are a few of the largest mazes in the area.
Aholt Farms | Augusta Visit Aholt Farms for its final season, which will include a corn maze and a host of other fall activities, including hay rides and a haunted house, all for one admission price. Ages 13 and up are $7; kids ages 2 through 12 are $10. Aholt Farms is open Sept. 16 through Oct. 31 at 6133 Augusta Bottom Rd., Augusta, MO. Aholt Farms does not accept credit cards; cash or check only. Call 636-228-4896.
Brookdale Farms | Eureka Brookdale Farms' corn maze is cut into 11 acres of corn field. Beginning Sept. 8, Brookdale will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $9 for 12 and up, $6 for kids 4-11, and free for kids 3 and under. Visitors can also pick-their-own pumpkins at the farm's pumpkin patch. Brookdale Corn Maze's more wicked sister attraction, Red's Corn Maze Massacre, is only recommended for older guests. Brookdale Farms Corn Maze is located at 8004 Twin River Road, Eureka, MO. Call 636-938-1005.
Dickherber Farms | Dardenne Prairie Dickherber Farms will offer a corn maze September through November. The theme this year features the JOY FM logo along with Charlie Brown and other characters. Admission is $7 per person. Children under 3 years old are free. Dickherber Farms is located at 7063 Highway N., Dardenne Prairie, MO.
Eagle Fork Farms | Moscow Mills Visit Eagle Fork Farms and find your way through the corn maze. The farm plans to open some attractions in mid-September. Watch the website for updates on theme, opening dates and admission information. Eagle Fork Farms is located at 65 Eagle Fork Ln., Moscow Mills, MO.
Eckert's Millstadt Farm | Millstadt, Illinois With both a small and large corn maze, you're sure to find a fit for your family at this year's Scott Air Force-themed maze. Once you've navigated the corn stalks, enjoy carnival rides, haunted hayrides, apple and pumpkin picking, and more. Beginning Sept. 1 admission is $13 Fridays through Sundays. Admission is $9 Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some activities are offered on weekends only. Millstadt Farm is located at 2719 Eckert Orchard Lane, Millstadt IL. Call 800-745-0513.
Great Godrey Maze | Godfrey, Illinois While most mazes are associated with fall farms, this maze is an attraction in its own right. Navigating the maze in daylight is challenging, but on Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 31, you can also explore it by flashlight at night--just watch out for spooks! The maze is open weekends beginning Sept. 1. General admission tickets to the maze are $6 for ages 12 and up, $4 for ages 6 to 11 and free for kids 5 and under. This year's superhero theme features Batman and Spiderman, as well as fire, police and rescue logos. The Great Godfrey Maze is located at Glazebrook Park, 1401 Stamper Lane, Godfrey, IL. Call 618-466-1483.
Rhodes Family Farm | Worden, Illinois Visitors of all ages are sure to have fun at Rhodes Family Farm's corn maze. Admission is $12 per person and includes a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch and more. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rhodes Family Farm opens for the season Sept. 23 and is located at 8863 Dustman Road, Worden, IL. Call 618-307-4989.
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