A recently discovered alternative to the indoors, going outside offers adventurous explorers exposure to things such as wind, sunshine, and the naturally occurring mazes found in cornfields. Leave the indoors with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $11 for attraction wristbands for two adults and two children with a half-dozen housemade donuts and two apple-cider slushies (a $22 value)
- $11 for attraction wristbands for two adults and two children with 5 pounds of apples (a $22.50 value)
Families can enjoy the orchard's variety of attractions, including a 5-acre corn maze, tractor rides, and inflatable pony rides.
Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
The shifting seasons bring beauty and bounty to Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard, from the baby buds and bursting petals of spring to the branches heavy with peaches, apricots, cherries, and apples during summer and autumn. In 1994, the Ditmars family laid 300 trees into the ground as a family project, but slowly expanded their hobby into a full-time orchard, now cultivating almost 4,000 trees.
In the summer, fat juicy strawberries nestle in rows ready to be picked, and in fall, fields overflow with acres of bulbous orange pumpkins ready to become jack-o’-lanterns or a horseman’s fancy new hat. Amid fiery foliage and crisp autumn air, families adventure through the onsite corn maze and attend fun fall festivals that feature face painting and hayrides. Kids can clamber over tractor tires and whoosh down slides in the orchard’s large playground. Guests reenergize at the country kitchen, where lunch selections include fried apple pie, hot dogs, fresh apple cider donuts and other goodies, as well as native Iowa wines available by the bottle or glass.