Corn field unveils 'Stranger Things' themed maze

Corn field unveils 'Stranger Things' themed maze
WTHR AND MARK SEEST
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Exploration Acres, northwest Indiana's largest corn maze and pumpkin patch, has created a Stranger Things-themed corn maze in Lafayette just in time for the season.

The area of the 20-acre maze is equivalent to about 15 football fields and the available paths total over 10 miles, making this the largest attraction Exploration Acres has attempted to date.

"After binge-watching the entire Stranger Things series last year, I knew we had a unique opportunity to create an immersive environment for fans at our farm," said Tim Fitzgerald, president and CEO of Exploration Acres.

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The dynamic design features familiar images from the show. Once the maze design was finalized, state-of-the-art GPS equipment was used to plant the field.
"This year, new technology allowed us to plant the maze design like an inkjet printer, dropping seeds into the precise design we imagined," said Fitzgerald.

Exploration Acres will also offer visitors several activities that are fun for the whole family, including an 11-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch, fire pit rentals, and hay rides.

The site will open for the 2018 season on September 14 and will remain open until October 28.

Tickets are available online or can be purchased at the door.

Exploration Acres is located at 6042 Newcastle Road Lafayette, IN 47905.