The wildly popular Wild Adventure Corn Maze has moved and promises to be even more wildly adventurous for visitors.
The largest maze around has a new location west of Idaho Falls at 6070 S. 45th West, which is even larger than the former 10-acre site near Blackfoot.
“We have the biggest corn maze in the region with over 24 acres and the biggest pumpkin patch,” said Richard Johnson, owner for the past seven years.
Wild Adventure Corn Maze is no ordinary maze or mazes — count them — there’s three and a mini maze for the littlest visitors.
This year’s theme of the largest of the three corn mazes on the property is “Hope For a Cure” for cancer. Some of the features of the maze are a runner, a doctor, a microscope and a giant curved ribbon that has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness internationally.
“It’s a great design, it’s designed and planted by former owner Shawn Stolworthy instead of cut after wards,” Johnson said. “It’s all done with a Global Positioning System.”
Stolworthy now designs and plants corn mazes around the country.
There’s a Farm Scene Investigation, where visitors try to figure out who kidnapped Farmer Joe. The Farm Scene Tracks, which has visitors identify farm animals from the tracks they leave. The Treasure Hunt maze poses questions visitors answer in exchange for a small treat.
There are also other activities like a barrel train wagon ride, a zip line, jump pads, toddler town, hay rides, bubble balls a tube slide, a petting zoo and a corn cannon. There’s also a huge entertainment tent for large groups and for refreshments — check out the Dinky Donuts and Mexican Crazy Corn, which was the People’s choice Award winner at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. It’s slathered with a secret sauce, coated in a dried Mexican sweet cheese and seasoned with chili powder with lime juice flavoring.
“We’re in the fun business. The fun thing about what we do is provide family fun entertainment,” Johnson said. “We give families a fun place to go to have an enjoyable afternoon or evening in a wholesome family atmosphere in a farm-like setting.”
Wild Adventure Corn Maze is open for seven weeks, Sept. 17 through Nov. 3. Hours are 5 p.m., to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from noon to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. There are group rates, maze parties and some of the numerous events include a Zombie Run and a pumpkin-carving contest.
For more information about admission, group and season passes, visit www.wildadventurecornmaze.com, or visit their Facebook page, or call 208 391-7500.