Richardson Adventure Farm: World’s Largest Corn Maze and a Whole Lot More

The corn maze laid out in a complex pattern commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ First Album is the world’s largest.  Yet, it isn’t technically a maze because it isn’t full of dead ends.  It’s more of a labyrinth that includes four games, ranging from a simple one that young kids can complete to the challenging full 10.7 miles of trails with 24 checkpoints. You can do it at night, too, to add to the adventure.  As amazing as the maze is, it’s only part of the fun at Richardson Adventure Farm, packed with activities for every age.

maze_entranceKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAbridgeYou can climb this 50 foot tower…

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…and see the corn maze below.

corn_maze_2Or stop at the 30 foot level and zip line down the 700 foot line.

zip line

There’s a little zip for the kids, too.

kid_zipline

And a mini rope maze with a timer for competition.

rope_mazeKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThe kids can slide through a tube…

Slide

…or  jump on the jumping pillow.  I was tempted myself.

jumping_pillowsYou can orb, roll down the hill while strapped in this giant ball if you dare.

Orbiting

Take in a show of the singing chickens.

singing_chickensOr visit the petting zoo, where bunnies have their own village and goats cross a bridge to get from one pen to the other.

bunny_1bunny_2KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAYou have to see the fun pig races.

Pig_races

See a pig race here:

And you can pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, too.

pumpkin_patchThe main attraction, of course, is the giant corn maze, but there is plenty to keep you busy the entire day, or even into the evening, when the campfires begin and the farm takes on a totally different persona.

Richardson Adventure Farm is located at 9405 Richardson Road in Spring Grove, Illinois.  One admission includes the corn maze and many activities.  There is an extra fee for some activities.  Check the Richardson Adventure Farm web site for details.

Do you have a favorite corn maze?  Post in the comments below.

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(Some photography and the video by V.C. Reed, Jr.)

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