As the weather starts to turn cooler and days become a little shorter, you know it’s beginning to look a lot like corn maze season. Test your navigation skills as you work your way through mazes – both easy and challenging – and enjoy a day on the farm with friends or family. The Omaha area has several
excellent places to explore corn mazes.
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Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard
Where: 12102 S. 180th St., Gretna, Neb.
Known for its gigantic pumpkin patch and all the fun and games that make the pumpkin patch among the most popular in Nebraska, Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard has a corn maze that is both fun and challenging to explore.
Included with your admission to Nebraska’s largest pumpkin patch, the
4-acre corn maze features a new design each year, to increase the challenge of finding your way through it. It’s best to visit the corn maze early into the season, which starts Sept. 18 and runs through Nov. 1.
The maze tends to get beaten down toward the end of the pumpkin patch season. Vala’s also features other corn activities, including corn wagons and corn playbox.
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Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch
Where: 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion, Neb.
Entering its fourth decade, Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch will challenge your inner GPS as you find your way through its corn maze. The attraction, included with your admission, is family-friendly and a safe venture for everyone.
As you walk down the rows of corn taller than six feet, you’ll have fun as you
run into a dead-end, or anticipate clearing the maze, only to find you took a wrong turn a dozen stalks earlier.
Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Ranch, which runs from mid-September until the end of October, also offers several rides and games, including hayrides and haunted forest excursions.
Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch
Where: 3935 State Highway 133, Blair, Neb.
Kicking off its 13th season, between Omaha and Blair, Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch offers more than just pumpkins. Among the attractions, its corn maze annually scores as a favorite.
Located on 10 acres, the corn maze will challenge your skills as you search for the exit. Take a punch card along on your adventure and find uncover the hidden punch stations. Complete the card and you’ll score a prize.
Skinny Bones also has a corn maze for younger children. While at the patch, check out other corn fun and games, including a corn pool. Skinny Bones is open Sept. 11 through Oct. 31.
Ditmars Orchard and Vineyard
Where: 19475 225th St., Council Bluffs, Iowa
The challenge, if accepted, will be to find the bell and ring it loudly for the other corn maze enthusiasts. Ditmars Orchard and Vineyard’s 5-acre corn maze ranks as one of its most popular attractions. With a new design each year, you’ll face one of the most fun activities at Ditmars.
While the corn maze is a fun activity for the entire family, younger children are encouraged to have an adult with them.
While at Ditmars, try some of their apple treats and a cup of apple cider.
Camp Fontanelle Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
Where: 9677 County Road 3, Fontanelle, Neb.
Located in rural Dodge County, about 42 miles north of Omaha, Camp Fontanelle Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is worth the drive. Not only do you take in Nebraska’s attractive farm country, but the corn maze will also blow you away.
With a themed design, each year – 2019’s design honored Nebraska’s first responders for their handling of the Nebraska floods -you’ll find yourself working to navigate your way through the 10 acres oof tall corn stalks.
Additional activities at Camp Fontenelle include rope climbing trees, a zipline, and a petting zoo.
Camp Fontenelle, open mid-September through late October, also has hiking trails you can explore.
From custom-designed corn mazes to ones aimed for younger children, the Omaha area is ripe for some fun exploration. While some corn mazes offer a payoff, such as ringing a bell or winning prizes, each one provides a fun outing for families, friends, and couples. And, of course, you know that each attraction will have plenty of seasonal treats and drinks available.
Safe travels and good luck finding your way through the maze.
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