There is something alluring and somewhat transcendent about labyrinths. Mazes usually revolve around themes like exciting horror to something a little more child-friendly. The point is that everyone gravitates to them, which is actually a good thing. Researchers say that human beings flex their brain muscles when they go through a maze, even if it is done subconsciously. The following are some of the most interesting labyrinths to try out.
The Hampton Court maze is perhaps one of the most famous and oldest mazes in the world. It is located in the heart of London, and it was planted by George London and Henry Wise. This is a good way to learn about history and just have fun. Of course, you will have to travel all the way to London, which could be an adventure itself.
Bush and Kerry
Another opportunity to learn about history lies in Pleasant Grove, which is about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah. This little region holds an interesting cornfield maze. It was carved for President Bush and his opponent in the general election of 2004. People used to say that this particular election was quite contentious, but that is up to debate. Perhaps, you and your family can talk about this as you get lost in the cornfield.
There is a lot of patriotism in this country, and one person in LaSalle, Colorado decided to make a maze to celebrate the American spirit. A farmer decided to make a 14-acre corn maze in the shape of the American eagle. The words “God Bless America” are also carved into the work of art. Many have flocked to the corn maze to get lost and to thank Glen Flitzler for being so creative.
Maze in La Union
There is no doubt that times can get hard for some people. This was the case for a little family in La Union, New Mexico. They did not have much, but they did have a cornfield and their imagination. The family decided to build a 10 acre maze, which is quite complicated but very fun to try. Still, it is okay to use your GPS system since that is what the farmer used when he built it.
Soccer has been a less popular sport in the United States, but that is slowly starting to change. One proof of this is a maze provided by the Seattle Sounders FC. It was to honor Kasey Keller, who is a star goalkeeper. The corn maze looks like a soccer field, and it is an exciting little maze to explore. It sits on the Schilter Family Farm in Olympia, Washington.
Stanley Cup Maze
The Boston Bruins once had a player named Tim Thomas. Those who are familiar with this name know that he was also the MVP and hoisted the Stanley Cup above his head. Well, this moment was forever carved into a 12 acre cornfield in Sherman Farm. This little farm sits in the heart of East Conway in New Hampshire. The maze is quite large; in fact, some of the turns go as far as three miles.
There is no doubt that some of these mazes would be a fun adventure, but why limit yourself to simply visiting them. You could figure out how to build a corn maze, too. The mazes above just took a little effort and some imagination, which is surely not in short supply for someone interested in mazes!
This contribution was made by Mazeplay, a site dedicated to helping people create (if they have the room!) or find corn mazes in their area. Mazeplay also offers fun interactive maze ideas for your corn maze!