Finding the center of a corn maze is easy, but escaping requires patience, ingenuity, or a dog trained to track the scent of parked cars. Follow your nose to freedom with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $7 for a corn maze for two (up to a $14 value)
- $14 for a corn maze for four (up to a $28 value)
- $21 for a corn maze for six (up to a $42 value)
- $28 for a corn maze for eight (up to a $56 value)
Throughout October, the field across from the museum’s main parking lot houses a trio of labyrinthine routes cut into the corn. Adventurers navigate pathways cut into the shape of the village's octagon house and the museum’s initials, negotiating trails ranging from small to large. When not running the maze, visitors can compete in games such as beanbag tic-tac-toe and a horseshoe toss. Smaller visitors can run through the child-size hay-bale maze. Though not included in this Groupon, visitors can also frolic on a bounce house and slide ($1) or go on wagon rides through the woods ($4). A snack bar offers hot dogs, popcorn, cider, and hot cocoa for sale. The corn maze is only open for one more weekend, on Saturday, October 27, and Sunday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For an additional $5 at the gate, people can purchase admission to the village's Trick-or-Treat event, where children are free to wear costumes.
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Men in heavy aprons hammer iron inside smoky wooden stores, and women in bonnets mingle in front of inns and churches. An octagonal house's shingled roof and windowed cupola soak up the sun as they've done since the 1870s. Genesee Country Village & Museum and its historical interpreters immerse visitors in the daily life of a 19th-century village. Interpreters may discuss the lives of their characters or participate in up to a dozen live demonstrations of old-fashioned trades such as pottery throwing and blacksmithing. They travel among more than 68 historical buildings such as farmsteads, a brewery, a printing office, and a one-room schoolhouse. In the kitchens of many of these buildings, staffers cook historical meals suited to each building's time and its owner's socioeconomic status; visitors can sample the food during tastings and hands-on classes.
The village’s newly renovated Wehle Gallery encompasses four centuries of wildlife and sporting art by American artists. An old carriage and oil paintings share space with early sculpture castings and pieces from the Taos art colony. Other rooms contain interpretive exhibits on 19th-century life, such as a Lincoln Log room filled with craft activities. Inside other buildings, adults and children can take part in indoor classes in textiles, cooking, and foreign languages; outside, a network of nature trails leads visitors through natural fields, woodlands, and wetlands.