Like self-help books, the best corn mazes encourage seekers to get lost before they can find themselves, and are created by aliens. Embark on a journey of discovery with today's Groupon: for $14, you get a corn-maze day for two at Adventure Acres Corn Maze in Bellbrook. The package includes the following (a $28 total value):
- Access to the corn maze, petting zoo, and family play center for two people (an $18 value)
- One hayride for two people (a $6 value)
- Two packages of four corn cannons (a $4 value)
Adventure Acres Corn Maze delights visitors with an undulating landscape, wholesome entertainment, and a winding, 10-foot-high corn labyrinth that spans 11.5 total miles. Patrons embark on winding adventures from the farm's historic family barn to explore five maze trails, discovering checkpoints with games and Sudoku puzzles while onlookers shout directions or Shakespearean sonnets to wanderers from a centrally located watchtower.
Guests clamber onto either an antique tractor or a John Deere Model A for 30-minute hayrides across 62 scenic acres, keeping eyes peeled for wildlife such as turkeys and deer. A petting zoo lures curious hands with fuzzy textures, and the family play center entertains children with a sandbox and wooden ship. Guests wishing to get the upper hand back can launch four corn missiles from an air-powered cannon, firing them at timid targets, or into the midst of a peaceful family dinner.
Sprawled across Ed Martinek's 63-acre family farm, Adventure Acres cultivates a wholesome harvest of activities for pintsize and full-size visitors alike. Five corn mazes snake across a combined 11-plus miles of land, challenging navigators with twists and turns as onlookers and overly concerned scarecrows shout directions from an elevated watchtower. Scenic 30-minute hayrides explore the winding creeks and wildlife that meander peacefully across the grounds, and air-powered corn cannons equip trigger fingers with the power to launch ears up to 500 feet. After scouting the farm's outlying features, guests wrap back around to the petting zoo, where they can play with or try to elicit stock advice from tightlipped goats, horses, and cows.