How to Locate a Good Cornfield Maze:
I hope you get a chance to visit one of the hundreds of cornfield mazes. Its difficult to tell which are good and which are not; so I will try to provide some help. I wont make many specific recommendations, but instead, Ill describe a general method for locating mazes. You might find some that are within a short drive from your home. They are only open during the summer, but if it isnt summer now, well, it doesnt hurt to plan ahead.
There are three companies that build these mazes in conjunction with the farmers who own the fields. The mazes are usually well done and come with food courts, other entertainments, and often some smaller mazes-with-rules. There are also mazes that are built by individual farmers, but, sad to say, they are usually pretty bad. However, if youve heard something good about one of these independent mazes, you should give it a try.
All of the three maze companies have web sites, and these sites are the best place to start a search for a maze to visit. Your search will usually take you to a page on the companys site that has details about a particular maze. But dont stop there. If you look around the detail page, you might find a link to a web site maintained by the farmer. The farmers site can be pretty interesting and it will usually have more complete information about the maze.
Here are the sites for the four maze companies:
The American Maze Company: This is Don Frantzs company and he is the guy who created the idea of a cornfield maze (in 1993). The web site usually lists about 9 cornfield mazes, and most of them are accompanied by one or two walk-through mazes-with-rules. It was Don Frantz who came up with the idea of calling them logic mazes instead of mazes-with-rules. I designed most of these logic mazes, but a couple were designed by Andrea Gilbert and by John Taggart.
One of the mazes on this site deserves special mention. It is Cherry-Crest Farm, a few miles east of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Besides a huge cornfield maze and some logic mazes, they also have a crawl-through maze for kids, a petting zoo, farm tours, and even their own station on the Strasburg excursion railroad.