Dan-D Farms

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Venture through a 20-acre corn maze or a second maze that becomes haunted at dusk, and enjoy wagon rides, pig races, and other fall fun

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Mazes are often built to hide terrible secrets, such as Minotaurs and collections of Jane Eyre fan fiction. Make a seasonal discovery with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $7 for corn-maze admission for two (a $14 value)
  • $14 for corn-maze admission for four (a $28 value)
  • $10 for haunted corn-maze admission for two (a $20 value)
  • $20 for haunted corn-maze admission for four (a $40 value)

This year, Dan-D Farms’ maze design cuts a map of America into a 20-acre cornfield. Inside, special pictogram "cornundrums" challenge guests who can solve them for special prizes. Also signposted across the corn country are 15 different cities, whose names can also be collected and redeemed for prizes. The main maze boasts two routes—–one that takes 15–20 minutes and a more challenging phase that can take up to 75 minutes––and a separate field holds the haunted maze, where spooks and ghouls stalk the stalks after dusk.

Admission to both mazes includes access to plenty of fun farm activities, such as wagon rides, digging for dinosaur bones, or playing on a hay pile. The regular corn maze is open Friday–Sunday from noon to 8 p.m., and guests may brave the haunted maze on October 19–20 and 26–27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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The race's runners squirm and snort at the starting line. Ham Bone, Miss Piggy, and Pork Chop may just be piglets, but in the course of one fall season at Dan-D Farms, they'll transform into world-class swine sprinters. Approximately every two hours, they'll storm down a 100-yard improvised raceway, complete with a water obstacle. That's right––a water obstacle. "Our pigs," farm owner Debra Kearney confirms, "can swim."

These riotous races are just one part of the lineup of events that overtakes Dan-D Farms each fall. Guests flock to this family-friendly affair to scramble over hay bales, feed wooly sheep, or test their sense of direction in one of two hay mazes. Each year for their maze, Debra and her family––including dad, Dan––devise a new design, but try to stick to things that are Iowa related. Past mazes have included the image of iconic Iowans such as native son John Wayne, and the ISU Cyclones and Iowa Hawkeyes mascots, as well as a reproduction of the American Gothic painting by Anamosa, Iowa–native Grant Wood. Each June, they begin marking the design into the 20-acre field, painting and flagging rows like boxes on grid paper, and then cut out the tunnels before the corn grows knee-high or develops the ability to cry. While this intricate, artistic design requires huge amounts of time and labor, less energy is spent carving out the separate haunted corn maze, where the fear-factor relies on simple twists and turns, instead of fancy effects or animatronics. "It's really not too hard," Debra says, "to scare people in a dark, dusty corn field."

Customer Reviews

They are a great family run farm that gives a lot to do for all ages. I've been going for years and love it.
Jami M. · November 6, 2012
Family had a great time. Our kids enjoyed all of the activities, the maze, and picking their own pumpkins. We'll be back next year!
Todd L. · October 31, 2012
We took our 5 and 2 year old granddaughters there on Saturday. They really enjoyed every bit of it!
Patricia D. · October 29, 2012
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    2044 Iowa 14

    Knoxville, IA 50138

    +16418422829

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