Every fall, visitors from all across the St. Louis area make the trip to Godfrey, Illinois. They come to the small town in the Metro East to wander through the seven acres of corn at the Great Godfrey Maze. Here's all the information you need to go see the maze for yourself.
When and Where:
The Great Godfrey Maze is open each year from late summer through the end of October. In 2013, the maze is open on weekends from August 30 through October 27.
The maze is open Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to dusk. The maze also has special hours on Labor Day (September 2) and Columbus Day (October 14) from 11 a.m. to dusk.
The Great Godfrey Maze is located in Glazebrook Park. To get there, take US 67 North from Alton to to Stamper Lane. The park is at 1401 Stamper Lane in Godfrey.
General admission to the Great Godfrey Maze is $6 for adults, and $4 for children ages six to 11. Kids who are five and younger get in free. Groups of 15 or more can also get in for $4 a person with advanced notice.
Not Just a Maze:
The giant corn maze is the main attraction, but there are also other fun activities for the whole family. Visitors can take a ride in a hay wagon or cow train. If you're a little more daring, try a ride on the zip line. Or for a really unique experience, there's also a corn cannon to test your skill at shooting ears of corn at a target.
Fall Corn Festival:
One of the best times to visit the maze is during the Fall Corn Festival. In 2013, the festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be an antique tractor show, bake sale, pony rides, inflatables, a treasure hunt and more. Vendors will also be selling food, drinks and crafts throughout the day.
The Haunted Maze:
Another way to experience the Great Godfrey Maze is during the Haunted Maze. On Friday and Saturday nights in October, the maze gets a little spooky after dark. Visitors are encouraged to grab a flashlight and explore, if they dare. Regular admission fees apply.
The Great Godfrey Maze is just one of the many events happening in the St. Louis area each fall. For more ideas on things to do, check out September Events in St. Louis and Free Fall Events and Activities in the St. Louis Area.