Fall is in their air….leaves are crunchy, nights are chilly, and pumpkins are everywhere, making it the perfect time to enjoy a corn maze! Of course, there are corn mazes all around town with a variety of different maps and mazes, but our family is fiercely loyal to our all-time favorite….none other than Wendel Farms!
Located on State Line Road in Brookville, Indiana, Wendel Farms is more than just your average corn maze. The maze is situated on a six and a half acre corn field. As you travel through the corn maze, you’re invited to play the farm game by searching for farm fact signs throughout the pathways. If you answer the questions correctly, you’ll be eligible to enter a drawing for free movie tickets.
While the corn maze opens at noon on Saturdays and Sundays for those who wish to navigate the maze by daylight, it also remains open until 10 p.m. each Saturday through October 31st. Of course, it might seem a little unusual to go through a corn maze in the dark, but it adds a whole new dimension to your ordinary maze!
Lit by only the moon and the stars (which are an amazing sight in and of themselves when you’re in the middle of a corn field!), we picked our way through rows of corn stalks, searching for clues and the ultimate prize….the exit! Now to be honest, we only found four of the clues, although we found clue number one at least 82 times! And I’d love to say that we found the primary exit of the corn maze, but in our defense, they put the shortcut exits on the sides of the maze for a reason, right?!
In addition to the corn maze, visitors can also enjoy a variety of other attractions with the price of admission. Little ones can explore the straw maze which is the perfect size for younger children who might be intimidated by a larger maze, or go on a hayride to the pumpkin patch. There’s even a farming area where little ones can explore the basics of being of farmer.
And you won’t want to miss the petting farm! You’ll have the opportunity to visit and pet goats, sheep, alpacas, llama, donkeys, ponies, a horse, cows, bunnies, and more.
Of course, second to only the corn maze is the play area. Now let me assure you…..this is not your ordinary play area. In addition to a combine play set with corrugated pipes for slides, you’ll also find tumbling tubes, and….wait for it…..adult-sized tricycles! I’m not gonna lie….those tricycles brought me a ridiculous amount of joy!
Admission to Wendel Farms is $8 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-12, and free for children ages 2 and under. You can find directions and more information regarding Wendel Farms here.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Wendel Farms. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.