The Ozark Corn Maze in Cave Springs has 10,000 feet of pathways with loops, dead ends and multiple choice intersections in over five acres of corn. Can you find your way out?
The size is equivalent to winding through the space of five football fields filled with corn. You can’t see through it; 40,000 seeds per acre were planted. You can’t see over it; the corn stands eight feet tall.
Precision Mazes of Lee's Summit, Mo. used GPS technology to create and cut the labyrinth design. The unique pattern adds to the degree of difficulty. “We received permission from the University of Arkansas to do a Razorback shape,” says owner Rod Wallis. However, he explained, you can’t see the hog shape from the ground, only by aerial view.
Directional arrows will be posted within the maze for families with younger kids who need a shorter experience. Others can ignore those signs and make their way through on their own.
“We will provide maps if people want them,” Wallis said. “I think it’s more fun to just walk in, take your time, then come out the exit.” After dark, flashlights will be provided.
In addition to the maze, there is a Corn Cannon that can shoot corn cobs 300 feet in the air at a cost of $1 and a 12-car Cow Train, built by hand and pulled by a 1939 Ford tractor, that kids can ride for $2. A free petting zoo offers goats, pigs, and a calf.
There's also a pumpkin patch where visitors can purchase a pumpkin at a price based on size.
The maze will be open through Nov. 14. Hours are 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7 per individual and $5 each for groups of 10 or more.
Concessions such as hot dogs, popcorn, sodas, and other snacks, will be available.
From Interstate 540, take exit 78 (same exit as Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport) to Arkansas 264. Follow 264 to Cave Springs. At its intersection with Arkansas 112, turn left (south) and drive approximately one mile. The corn maze is on the right.