Navigating the bewildering labyrinth of life requires stamina, a strong sense of direction, and a large spray can of minotaur repellent. Develop vital life skills among the twists and turns of the local naturescape with today's Groupon: for $4, you get general admission to the corn maze at Cox Fun Farm (a $9 value for adults and a $7 value for kids under 12; children 5 and younger get in free). The maze will shrink and wither away with winter, so be sure to redeem your Groupon by October 31.
Each autumn, the fun-filled agromusement farm excites and educates area adventurers with a man-made maze of corn. This year's living labyrinth is more than just a shining example of Borgesian agriculture. It’s also a cowboy-themed adventure park that lines its pathways with puzzles, Wild West trivia and symbols, subtle picture rubbings, and a secret word that must be deciphered to achieve total conquest of your corn quest. The maze is long, and typically takes one to four hours to complete if attempted in a single run. Maps and game-sheets are available to help children and childlike explorers navigate the treacherous dirt trails, as is a full brigade of “corn cops” that nobly rescue the hopelessly lost, Chester Copperpot, and group stragglers. Each visitor is given two cell phone numbers to call for immediate rescue or directions, if necessary. Temporary exits are strewn throughout the maze, allowing tired travelers to pause for nourishment or take a break from watching David Bowie juggle orbs.
For a romantic, terrifying, or terrifyingly romantic mazeventure, stop by on a Friday or Saturday night and navigate the darkened dirt trails by flashlight. Turn an ordinary first date into a thrilling adventure, or wish your family into the cornfield with a long, winding daytrip at Cox Fun Farm.