Corn Maze

Safety, Our Top Priority

Effective September 7, 2021, in accordance with the CDC recommendations, all guests will be required to wear masks while in the Welcome Center and Historic buildings regardless of vaccination status. Guests will be highly encouraged to wear masks while outdoors if a 6-foot social distance is unable to be maintained. Check here for a full list of our safety precautions.

The 22,160-foot maze features three unique adventure paths to appeal to guests of all ages:

  • Puzzle Maze: Test your wits in our family-friendly puzzle maze. This maze may take up to an hour or more to complete. The Puzzle maze is closed during nighttime Headless Horseman events.
  • Kids' Maze: Bring the little ones along on our shorter kids' maze. This maze may take up to 30 minutes to complete.
  • Haunted Maze: Brave the spooky Haunted Maze after dark—inspired by ghost stories and legends of the region.

Be sure to ride the 1859 Balloon Voyage for a bird's-eye view.

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Corn Maze Hours & Admissions

Puzzle Maze and Kids' Maze Open Now!

Please note, ticket sales for the mazes will conclude 1 hour prior to closing to allow for adequate time to complete the maze.

Puzzle Maze and Kids' Maze: open now during daytime operation hours. Admission during these hours is $5 per person and $4 for members. The final admission to these mazes will be one hour prior to museum closing or earlier depending on weather and lighting.

The Puzzle Maze will be open during daylight hours of the Headless Horseman festival. Admission to these mazes will stop prior to sundown to allow for adequate time to complete the maze safely.

Haunted Maze: open Thursday through Sunday, October 7–30, sunset until 10 p.m. (during the evening Headless Horseman event hours). This maze is meant to be frightfully fun and is recommended for children ages 10 and up. The Haunted Maze queue line may be cut off prior to the end of the evening to ensure all in line can complete the maze before the end of each night's festivities.

The Mysterious History of Amsel Farm

The dark history of Amsel Farm begins more than 100 years ago on an isolated farm located along the White River, when farmer Johan Amsel killed more than a dozen farmhands, buried their bodies in his cornfield, and made his descent into madness. As he spiraled, Amsel believed the crows were speaking to him—even guiding him in his dark treachery.

Legend has it that Amsel escaped police custody on his way to the insane asylum and returned to the farm to the quiet solitude of the corn to continue his terrible deeds.

Decades after the murders, the mysterious history of Amsel Farm continued. In 1940, two teenage boys vanished after telling their parents they intended to visit the old farm. Police were sent to search the sprawling property, but they found no clues except for a bloody shoe and a cacophonous murder of crows.

In the many years since the murders, the farm has become something of a Halloween attraction, with brave souls looking to verify the countless urban legends. And it’s been said that, on some nights. . . the farmer’s ghost can be seen walking the fields.

In late summer 2021, the paranormal investigative team “Spectre Search” launched a new case to get to the bottom of the 100-year mystery surrounding Amsel Farm. Learn more about Spectre Search and follow their search for the truth in Conner Prairie's haunted corn maze this fall during Headless Horseman—if you dare!

Follow along with Spectre Search's investigation as the search for the truth of Amsel Farm.

Learn about our 2021 Corn Maze design

Did you know?
  • This year's maze is 20,227 feet of 5-foot wide maze paths including the cut out areas.
  • There are 35,036 square feet inside the large cutouts of the pumpkins and letters.
  • The sword is 286.32 feet from tip to handle.
  • The pumpkin head is more than 160-feet tall.
  • The horse is more than 551 feet from nose to tail.
  • The "P" is 96.62-feet tall. That is equal to stacking 125 basketballs on top of each other!
Aerial View Of Conner Prairie 2021 Corn Maze Design