Corn mazes trap guests in edible confines, much like gingerbread jailhouses or handcuffs made of interlocking ham sandwiches. Take a bite out of captivity with today's Groupon: for $12, you get admission for two adults and two kids to The Mid-South Maze at the Agricenter International (a $24 value). Today’s Groupon is not valid for the Haunted Maze on Friday and Saturday nights in October. Children ages 5 and younger are free with an adult admission.
The Mid-South Maze’s cheery harvesters shear Agricenter International's cornstalks into ornate mazes in the name of wholesome autumnal fun. Guests meander through a maize labyrinth cut in the shape of a sleeping owl visible to aerial observers and low-flying cosmonauts. While guests may use maze photos as a map during the 60-minute jaunt, those in favor of wandering are guided by corn cops strategically positioned within the maze. Guides rescue lost wanderers, provide directional hints, and ease superstitious minds with blasts of canned minotaur repellant. The Mid-South Maze is open Thursday–Sunday, and an online schedule denotes daily hours.
The Mid-South Maze
Most of the modern world is mapped—GPS devices capably guide people through entire road trips and atlases describe more terrain than most people could cover in an entire lifetime. While it's difficult to reawaken humanity’s sense of surprise and discovery, The Mid-South Maze is up for the challenge. Every year, the maze’s manufacturers spend months carving up their cornfield into clever patterns that, when viewed from the sky, might appear as a famed sports logo or the face of a long-departed pharaoh. On the ground, however, that pattern vanishes, leaving wanderers to use their wits to navigate the arching corn passageways.
The Mid-South Maze entertains with more than just its winding labyrinth. On Friday and Saturday nights in October, actors clad as ghostly apparitions haunt the herbaceous hallways of a spooky tractor ride. A giant jumping pillow launches kids skyward and gently cushions their falls, and a corn cannon fires ears of corn at targets up to 100 yards away. Anyone who hits a target wins a prize from one of the maze's sponsors and the right to eat nothing but popcorn balls until Thanksgiving.
7777 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, Tennessee 38120Get Directions