The 9 Best Corn Mazes in Iowa!

Of all the fall activities to be found in the state of Iowa, navigating an intricately designed corn maze has got to be one of the most fun. Whether it’s the quiet feeling found at the center of the maze, or the satisfaction upon your exit, you don’t have to travel very far in Iowa to find an opportunity to do so. From the haunted to the family-friendly, Iowa corn mazes can be found across the state, and to get you pointed in the right direction, a great place to start your Iowa maze adventure are these 9 best corn mazes in Iowa. 

Colony Acres, North Liberty, IA

The Colony Acres in North Liberty provides members of the community with memorable fall experiences. From the endless acres of pumpkins ready to be picked to annual fall festivals, Colony Acres also offers a chance to solve their impressive 10-acre corn maze. Through the many misleading turns and labyrinth construction, the corn maze at the Colony Pumpkin Patch is just one of the many fun fall festivities found at this celebrated community space. 

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Schuster’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, Dubuque, IA

For a fun afternoon finding your way through the corn stalks, Schuster’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze provides one of the most challenging five-acre puzzles in the state. Each year brings a new design, and while they all feature unique geometrical strategies, a unique solution is found every year. To add on some extra fall activities for the family, visitors to Schuster’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze can also take part in a bounce house, wagon rides and plenty of pumpkins ripe for the picking. 

Harvestville Farms, Donnellson, IA

There is always something to explore at the Harvestville Farms in Southeast Iowa throughout the year, and come fall, alongside the pumpkin picking and scarecrow assembling, a 10-acre corn maze sprouts up on the property. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy, the Harvestville Farms corn maze can also be done at night via flashlight, adding a whole new level to your average corn-maze experience. 

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Pumpkinville and Corn Maze, Mitchellville, IA

Featuring both a big and mini corn-maze, Pumpkinville and Corn Maze in Mitchellville gives families plenty of options on how to enjoy their visit. The Pumpkinville mini-maze is perfect for young children, and can be completed by adults in an average of 15 minutes. The Big Maze however is one of the biggest in Iowa coming in at 20 acres. Early in the season when the corn stands full above anyone's head, the Big Maze can take several hours to complete, making it one of the most challenging corn mazes in the state. 

The Pumpkin Ranch, Winterset, IA

Providing something for every member of the family, all ages tend to enjoy the 10-acre corn maze found at the Pumpkin Ranch in Winterset. Featuring mystery checkpoints and an intricate design, outside of navigating through the complex corn maze at the Pumpkin Ranch, guests also enjoy hay-rack rides, zip lines and an original haystack obstacle course that can provide quite the adventure. While you are there, be sure to grab some fresh-picked pumpkins to bring some of the fall spirit home with you.

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North River Corn Maze, Carlisle, IA

Featuring two large corn mazes, the North River Corn Maze are professionals at what they do. With award-winning design and a focus towards their maze building, the North River Corn Maze easily ranks as one of the best in the state, and their intricate maze architecture can keep you admiring the corn stalks all day. With a few different options on how you want to enjoy your experience at the North River Corn Maze, every member of the family can enjoy these esteemed corn mazes. 

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Haunted Carter Farms, Princeton, IA

Touted as the original haunted corn field maze in America, Haunted Carter Farms out of Princeton provides a very unique experience while navigating the corn rows. While all the shocks and awes of the Haunted Carter Farms are delivered in good fun, the experience can truly be scary as you navigate your way into the unknown. For a fun thrill, and an interesting Iowa experience found few other places in the state, the Haunted Carter Farms should be on the top of your list for your next adventure. 

Bloomsbury Farm, Atkins, IA

Featuring intricate designs each year that reflect the community they belong to, the Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins provides memorable fall events to reflect on for the rest of the year. The corn maze in particular adds an element of finding yourself lost in the environment around you, allowing for a certain sense of your surroundings that can be invigorating. Outside of the corn maze, Bloomsbury Farm offers over 20 family-friendly activities to enjoy including a 1,200-foot zip line, pumpkin cannons and hayrack rides. 

Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkins, Decorah, IA

With a wrong-turn inducing design and plenty of corn to make your way through, the corn-maze at Pinter’s Gardens and Pumpkins can keep you searching for hours at a time. Upon any visit to Pinter’s Gardens and the surrounding Decorah community, you’ll be sure to want to save enough time to enjoy the many activities found throughout the area. Whether it’s pumpkin picking, pizza on the farm or simply enjoying some local wine spread out on a blanket in the field, Pinter’s will leave you wanting some more after each visit.  

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