8 Things to Love About the Shipshewana Corn Maze

this blog was originally posted on shipshewanatradingplace.com  By Lora Gates

What’s your favorite part about fall? Is it the cooling temperatures? The changing colors? The pumpkin pie and apple cider?

 

For us folks in Shipshewana, Indiana, it’s spending quality time at the Shipshewana Corn Maze – a family-friendly place to spend the perfect fall day!  And best of all, the corn maze opens on Labor Day Weekend!

 

Why do we love the Shipshewana Corn Maze? Check out eight a”maze”ing reasons below.

 

1. The Maze

8 Things to Love About the Shipshewana Corn MazeThis corn maze is truly awesome. Each year, they design the maze differently. In 2017, the Shipshewana Corn Maze pays special tribute the awesome town of Shipshewana. While you’re deep within the maze, you might be at the top of the horse and buggy or even in one of the letters spelling out “Shipshewana.” How cool is that?

 

And there are things to do within the maze too! You can visit various “checkpoints” to get local deals (plus it will help you figure out where you are on the map). You can also participate in The Farm Scene Investigation Corn Maze game to help solve a mystery! Before you enter the maze, you will be given a map and you will also get debriefed by the staff members.

 

Worried about getting lost? Don’t! They have a maze help hotline you can call, plus there is a viewing tower!

 

2. The Hay Rides

8 Things to Love About the Shipshewana Corn MazeCuddle up with the family and enjoy a cool ride on the tractor, complete with hay bale seats. Best of all, the hay ride is included with your admission!

 

3. The Human Hamster Track

8 Things to Love About the Shipshewana Corn MazeGet your video cameras ready. Challenge a friend or family member to go on the Human Hamster Track (free with admission), and race while trying to remain upright! I guarantee you’ll get a lot of laughs (and maybe a few bumps).

 

4. The Petting Zoo

8 Things to Love About the Shipshewana Corn MazeGet the chance to see, touch and meet some of the fuzziest and cutest animals around at the petting zoo. Anyone can pet the animals, but there is a small fee if you wish to feed them! Your kids will love it! There are also camel rides available for a fee.

 

Although the animals won’t share their secret on getting through the maze, they will give you lots of great smiles to capture for your Facebook post.

 

5. The Corn Cannon

8 Things to Love About the Shipshewana Corn MazeYes, you read that correctly. There is a cannon that will shoot cobs of corn at a target. It’s not as easy as it looks. It’s just $1 to shoot two corn cobs. You could be here all night!

 

6. The Slide

8 Things to Love About the Shipshewana Corn Maze

This may be your child’s favorite part of the Shipshewana Corn Maze. It’s a huge tower built out of straw bales that they made into a slide! You can also crawl through the tunnel, and have fun climbing around the straw.

 

7. The Games

8 Things to Love About the Shipshewana Corn MazeWith Corn Hole, Hopping Balls, Straw Pyramids, Big Checkers, the Corn Box, and Straw Bale Maze (all included with admission), there will be something everyone will enjoy and it will keep them so busy they won’t want to leave!

 

7. The Food

8 Things to Love About the Shipshewana Corn MazeCome hungry! The Corn Maze has a full service food stand on location. Hot beverages (coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider) are also available. Enjoy a smore by the one of the public fire pits, or pick up a meal and enjoy it on the picnic tables!

The 2017 Shipshewana Corn Maze is open Fridays from 3 pm – 10 pm and Saturdays from 10 am – 10 pm September 1st through November 11th.  It is a fun Fall attraction offering food and activities the entire family will enjoy. Still have questions? View FAQs about the corn maze. 

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