The thrill of the hunt, the possibility of fright around every corner and good, clean fun is what keeps families coming back year after year to visit corn mazes around Kansas City. Parked in the heart of the Midwest, we have no shortage of fields, making the options plentiful. Compiling a list of the best mazes around was easy, choosing which ones to visit is truly the hardest part!
Best Corn Mazes to Visit in Kansas City this Fall
Arguably the most exciting corn maze of the year is Johnson’s Farms’ Andy Reid maze, where his famous face is front and center. Chiefs frenzy is at an all-time high, and the already popular pumpkin patch is making the most of it. Admission to the maze is included with the price of a ticket, which also allows visitors to explore their entire property, catch a ride to the pumpkin patch, jump on a giant pillow, watch pig races and play on a multitude of structures. Do not leave this dreamy little place without one of their gigantic mums and a bag of apple cider donuts!
Louisburg Cider Mill
Loiusburg Cider Mill’s corn maze is also included with the price of admission on the farm. Their theme for 2023 is the mill’s claim to fame: apples! Spanning over 10 acres, the farm is home to the maze as well as enough activities for kids and their parents to fill up an entire afternoon.
Red Barn Ranch
Red Barn Ranch in Harrisonville, Missouri offers a two acre corn maze with only one way in and one way out! It typically takes about 25 minutes to complete, so afterward the kids will still have plenty of energy to explore their long list of additional attractions!
Liberty Corn Maze
Liberty Corn Maze is paying homage this year to our world class women’s soccer team, repping the KC Current with their winding and twisting field of fun. With four large mazes to choose from, visitors can journey through the KC Current logo, wind through the soccer player’s ponytails or hike into the Kansas City Current’s name outline. There’s also a new yellow, metal bridge inside the maze, as well as a rope, tire and soybean maze for little ones. Do not leave without sampling a wine slushie and watching the kids play on the spider swings and outdoor play structures.
The corn maze is just one small part of the Fun Farm in Kearney. They host a true fall festival every weekend, chalked full of places to play, pumpkins to pick, food to eat and cider to drink. If your older children have outgrown some of the activities of other pumpkin patches, this is a great place to let them roam around and find new excitement in fall activities.
Faulkner’s Ranch in Lee’s Summit hosts a small corn maze amongst their other popular attractions. It’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who aren’t quite ready for a mega maze.
What’s better than a herd of alpacas to pet? A corn maze in the shape of one to enjoy too! Colonial Gardens in Blue Springs is open every Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 3pm through October 29th. Enjoy apple picking, pumpkins, a human hamster wheel, jump pillow and a look at farm animals.
The theme for this year’s maze at Gieringer’s Orchard is “Butterflies and Pollinators”. When you buy a daily ticket, it gains access to it, as well as a kids mini maze, flower fields, corn pits, apple sling shots, kids play area, jump pad and more. Enjoy the local food trucks on weekends when all the exploring brings about the hunger pangs.
Weston Red Barn Farm
Weston Red Barn Farm is an iconic fall destination. This year’s maze is all about giving back. A portion of every ticket sale is donated to the Global Orphan Fund Care Portal.
Tips for a Successful Visit to a Corn Maze
- Wear boots, as it can often be muddy.
- If taking little kids, attach an air tag to their shoe in case they get separated.
- Plan for an entire day of fun, as most of the mazes are within a farm full of fall activities.
- Bring your patience and a fun outlook!
Fall in Kansas City is always memorable. Enjoy your favorite fall festivities with your family, and don’t forget to hit up one of these creative and over-the-top mazes!