TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) - Families are taking advantage of the last weekend to enjoy Exploration Acres. With thousands of visitors coming through the front gate owner Tim Fitzgerald said this year has been a success.
"We've had a really good year this year. We started a little slow because it was so hot people just didn't want to come out at the beginning of the season, but once it got cold we've had thousands and thousands of people come out," Fitzgerald said.
"We went to the pumpkin patch to pick some pumpkins and we went on the hayride to get on the pumpkins. We went through the mazes and now we're playing in the little play area," visitor Angela Oehmen said.
There's fun activities for the whole family including a corn cannon, duck races, pony rides, and a pumpkin patch. There's also Exploration Acres' claim to fame an 18 acre corn maze. Each year the design changes and this year's is a patriotic theme.
"We asked the people who like us on Facebook last year what they'd like to see and they said they'd like to see something to honor all the military vets that are coming back," Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald said last year's maze was a lot smaller because of the drought.
"It [corn] was only about six to eight feet tall," Fitzgerald said. "This year it's well over 10 feet tall. Much healthier corn, but people still came out. At least it was two feet high."
For a scarier time guests can go through the haunted Fields of Fear or hang out around a bonfire.
"At night time this place is transformed into a different environment," Fitzgerald said. "We've got lights in the woods and fire pits out there that people enjoy."
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