One of the best things about fall is getting lost in a maze! Local farms offer acres of land topped with intricate designs. We love trying to find our way through these mazes that spin you around.
This year, you won’t be disappointed by the most a-maze-ing mazes in the Chicago area. Here are some of our favorite corn mazes that you and the family don’t want to miss.
Note: Before visiting, please check each location’s website for most updated hours and season dates.
- Address: 909 English Prairie Road, Spring Grove
- Cost: $15-$22 per person, free for kids ages 2 and under
Get lost in the 28-acre “World’s Largest Corn Maze” with a special theme every year. Don’t worry about actually getting lost in “the world’s largest corn maze” — it’s made out of four smaller mazes, plus there are no dead ends! Try one (or all!) of the five corn maze games that may last from 10 minutes to as long as two hours.
- Address: 19412 S. Shabbona Road, Malta
- Cost: Included in general admission, $6 per person
Wind your way through three miles of pathways with two bridges through the 10-acre corn maze. Have little ones? Stick to daytime visits as the corn maze gets haunted by night. Those brave enough can visit the maze at night when it gets a makeover with ghouls, ghosts and graves.
- Address: 14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock
- Cost: Included in Barnyard admission, $12-$17 per person
You have three fun choices to navigate through this year’s maze. Option 1: Take a passport with question and answer quizzes that will be your guide. Option 2: You can play a game to figure out who kidnapped Farmer Joe. Option 3: Use the map to navigate. The shorter section of the maze takes about 20 minutes if you’re planning to take your littles.
- Address: 16849 S. Cedar Road, Homer Glen
- Cost: $12-$15 per person
Choose to go through the larger 3.4-mile maze with twists and turns, or the much smaller .4-mile version. As the name suggests, the corn maze is the highlight of the farm, but there are plenty of other fun activities such as rides, corn pits and animals.
- Address: 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park
- Cost: Included in general admission, $20-$25 per person, free for kids ages 2 and under.
Part of their Pumpkin Farm, this five-acre corn maze boasts more than two miles of twists and turns. You can also choose your difficulty — the maze has both an easy level and a hard level.
- Address: 17250 Weber Road, Lockport
- Cost: Included with general admission, $20-$30 per person
Walk through 12 acres maze with the theme “Super Mario Brothers.” People do get lost in this maze, so parents of children under 16 should probably lead the way. Have younger kids? Maybe opt for the smaller, two-acre maze.
- Address: 13236 W. Town Line Road, Waukegan
- Cost: Included with general admission, $5-$10 per person, free for kids ages 2 and under
Unlike most corn mazes, Kroll’s Farm, a small family-run agricultural education farm, doesn’t cut using GPS and mowers. After a design is drawn on graph paper, then cut each stalk using a hoe and within a few weeks, the maze is cut out. You won’t find muddy, slippery paths here either since they spread wood chips on all of the paths. If you need a little help, they have staff within the maze to help navigate you through. Typically, a family takes about an hour to complete the maze, but there are plenty of exits for families to leave when they wish.
- Address: 15908 Hebron Road, Harvard
- Cost: $6 per person, free for kids ages 2 and under
This is technically not a corn maze, but it’s too great to skip! Take a stroll through the first apple tree maze in the country, Amaze ‘N Apples, which clocks in at five acres with more than a mile of walking trails and 2,500 trees. Play games in the maze or search for the characters from their own children’s book. Don’t forget to pick two apples from one of the nine varieties of apple trees in the maze on your way out!
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