The highlight to almost every trip to an apple orchard or a pumpkin patch is the corn maze. In Illinois, we have some of the best and biggest mazes in the world.

On more than one occasion, I've heard people make this statement about Illinois, in a rather derogatory tone.

"Illinois is nothing but cornfields."

We're not all cornfields, but we sure do have a lot of them. And that's why we have so many fun and challenging places to 'get lost' in one of them.

Thousands of Acres of Corn Maze Fun

Below, are some of the most amazing corn maze experiences in the state. Big ones, small ones, challenging ones, and ones for all skill levels. Yes, even the big ones have smaller sections for small children.

Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm

While some corn mazes are part of a very large pumpkin patch, orchard or commercialized farm market, Kroll's is a smaller, family-owned Agriculture Education Farm. Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm is located at 13236 W Town Line Road in Waukegan, Illinois. Just because the farm is small, doesn't mean that's the case for their corn maze.

Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm via Facebook

Just looking at the path to the maze will take your breath away.

Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm via Facebook


Konow's Corn Maze

Konow's Corn Maze via Facebook

This place offers two corn mazes. Konow's at 16849 Cedar Road in Homer Glen, Illinois has a slide for those that came to be challenged (over 3 miles), and for the littles (0.4). This is also a great spot to get your pumpkins. Konow's has on-site games and rides.

Konow's Corn Maze via Facebook
Konow's Corn Maze via Facebook
Konow's Corn Maze via Facebook
Konow's Corn Maze via Facebook

So many fun things to do Konow's no matter your age.


Hardy's Reindeer Ranch

Hardy's Reindeer Ranch via Facebook

Get ready for a unique road trip to Central Illinois. A herd of Alaskan reindeer await you at Hardy's. In fact, you can get up close with the reindeer. Hardy's also has a rather big 10-acre corn maze. Hay rides, pedal race carts, country gift shop and a paintball shooting gallery as and concessions on the weekends in the fall.

Hardy's Reindeer Ranch via Facebook


Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maize

Odyssey Fun Farm via Instagram

5 acres full of family friendly activities: Giant pillow bouncy, an expanded barnyard zoo, a cow train, duck races, hay rides and pony rides, too. Odyssey farm is located at 18900 Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park, Illinois. They aid tribute to the classic video game, Pac Man, for their maze this year.

Odyssey Fun Farm via Facebook

Clearly, there's a lot going on at Odyssey.


Richardson Adventure Farm

You won't find a corn maze bigger than the one at Richardson's farm. This place really has it all. A 700-foot zip line and a 50-foot observation tower. An attraction called ORBiting!, where you ride inside a giant 11-foot ball. There are live pig races, jumping pillows, giant slides and more. Richardson Adventure Farm is located at 909 English Prairie Road in Spring Grove, Illinois.

Richardson "World's Largest" Corn Maze via Facebook
Richardson "World's Largest" Corn Maze via Facebook

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