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    7-acre corn maze a new fall experience opening Sept. 23 at Conner Prairie

    8/7/2017
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    CONTACT
    Duane Brodt
    Director of Public Relations
    Conner Prairie
    brodt@connerprairie.org
    (800) 966-1836

    FISHERS, Ind. (Monday, Aug. 7, 2017/Conner Prairie) – A large corn maze that’s sure to be a hit this fall and beyond at Conner Prairie has been designed and cut and is growing tall at Conner Prairie. 

    The new, 7-acre maze opens Sept. 23 and will remain open during regular operating hours through the end of the museum’s outdoor season on Oct 29.

    The overall, 300,000-square-foot design was created by Precision Mazes of Lee’s Summit, Mo. There are actually two mazes inside the experience – a short maze designed to take about 30 minutes to navigate and a longer one that’ll take about an hour or more for guests to get through. The short maze is recommended for younger children.

    It will cost $5 for everyone – museum members and everyday visitors – during regular operating hours and $3 for students in school groups to go through.

    But from Oct. 12-29 during the 34th annual Headless Horseman fall festival at Conner Prairie, there’ll be no charge for those attending the event to experience the maze.

    “Given the popularity of Headless Horseman and the record-breaking attendance we’ve enjoyed in recent years, we wanted to provide more activities for people to do and add another marquee attraction to enhance the guest experience,” said Chris Petrelli, director of programs and education at the museum.

    Conner Prairie is located in Fishers, Ind., about 20 minutes north of downtown Indianapolis. For more, visit connerprairie.org.

    Spanning nearly 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today.

     

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    Conner Prairie’s mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science, technology, engineering and math and encourages visitors to explore Indiana’s natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive and interactive experiences. Inspiring visitors of all ages to discover more about the events, discoveries and forces that shaped the American Midwest, Conner Prairie offers various historically themed, indoor and outdoor experience areas throughout its nearly 1,000 acres of wooded property in Fishers, Ind. Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute Affiliate and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from corporations and individuals for sustainability and growth. Visit connerprairie.org or call (800) 966-1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate and volunteer. Conner Prairie is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Flickr and YouTube.