Frequently Asked Questions

When does the maze open?
The maze opens Saturday, September 25 and it will remain open during regular operating hours through Oct 31.  It will also remain open during each night of Headless Horseman.

How much does it cost?
During Regular Operating Hours, $18 Museum admission, Membership, or School Tour admission must be purchased to access the corn maze. THEN, $5 General Admission, $4 for members, and $3 for school groups. It is an included activity during Headless Horseman.

How big is the maze?

  • The maze is about 11 acres
  • 20,227 ft of 5’ wide maze paths including cut out areas
  • 35,036 square feet of corn was removed to make the large cutouts of pumpkins and letters
  • The Horseman’s Sword is 286.32 feet from tip to handle
  • The Pumpkin head Jack-O-Lantern is more than 160’ tall
  • The horse is more than 551’ from nose to tail
  • The letter ‘P’ in Conner Prairie is 96.62 feet tall. That is equal to stacking 125 basketballs on top of each other.

How wide will the paths inside be?
Approximately 5 ft

Where is the maze located?
The main maze entrance is located just behind the Symphony Bowl.  Guests will access the maze by walking down the low grade hill that runs along the fence adjacent to Featherston Barn/Lenape Camp.  During daytime operation, guests will check in and purchase tickets at the Corn Maze Ticket Booth.

Who designed and created the maze?
The design was chosen by Conner Prairie from a public Corn Maze design contest and created by Precision Mazes in Missouri.  There will be another contest for next year’s design, so keep an eye out for the form to design your own.

When did planting start?
Corn was planted in early May and the maze was cut July.

What will the shape of the maze be?
The maze is in the shape of the Headless Horseman and his steed. He has a sword in one hand and is throwing a flaming Jack-O-Lantern.  The Conner Prairie name is in large bold letters at the bottom.

Will there still be a “long” version and a “short” version?
There are THREE paths inside the overall design for 2020:

  • A short maze that is designed to take, on average, 20-30 minutes.
  • A longer maze that is designed to take, on average, an hour or more.*
  • A third path leads more daring guests into the world of “Amsel Farms” where guests will hear about the legend of the farm and a ghost-hunting mission with sound effects, lights and live scare actors that takes on average about 15 minutes. The scary path is recommended for guests age 10 and up who enjoy a good scare.*

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LONG MAZE CLOSES AT SUNDOWN FOR SAFETY ON HEADLESS HORSEMAN EVENT NIGHTS.

About how long will it take for a person to successfully navigate the maze?
On average, guests will be able to complete the short maze in less than 30 minutes and the long maze in approximately one hour. Actual completion times will vary, however, based on the number of “wrong” turns people make. A map of the maze can be downloaded to a mobile device prior to entry.

Will all of the maze be haunted?
No, only the “Amsel Farms” portion that is open only during Headless Horseman nights will be “haunted”.

Will there be any “help” inside to help navigate people through?
Conner Prairie staff members will be present to patrol the maze and assist guests in need. Additionally, the provided map has checkpoints to assist guests in navigation.  If a guest feels truly lost, they should locate a checkpoint and call the helpline.  The guest can then remain at that checkpoint for a staff member to find them and help them navigate their way out.

Will the maze be lit?
The maze will be illuminated by large flood lights but it will not be lit throughout. The haunted trail will have special effects lighting, fog, and strobe lights.

What time will the maze close down during Headless Horseman nights?

The small maze will be open for entry until 9:30pm to allow time to navigate.

The large maze will be closed to new entrants at sundown.

The Haunted Trail will be open until 10pm with the queue line closing earlier to ensure all guests in line have time to navigate the maze before the festival closes for the evening.

Is the maze handicap/stroller accessible?
The terrain of the maze path is very bumpy, and could be muddy; therefore, wheelchairs and strollers are not advised.

Are there restrooms inside the maze?
There will be portable restrooms available near the ticket booth. We strongly encourage guests to use them BEFORE entering any of the mazes.