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Be a-mazed at South Dakota’s corn mazes


With a long and storied agricultural history, it’s no surprise that South Dakota knows how to have some nature-made fun. That’s why careful work goes into cutting mazes into fields of corn, creating a unique—and very enjoyable—experience for all ages. Autumn in South Dakota means corn maze exploration. Here are some of the best corn mazes in the state.

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Corn Mazes To Visit This Fall
Heartland Country Corn Maze, Harrisburg
Heartland Corn Maze
27455 SD Highway 11, Harrisburg

Only in South Dakota can you leave the state’s biggest city (Sioux Falls) and be in a corn maze 10 minutes later. At Heartland Country Corn Maze, guests get a maze map and a list of questions that are answered by finding 10 checkpoints throughout the maze. Find the hidden checkpoint and get a free treat from the Concession Barn!


Hours: Open Aug. 7 – Oct. 25 every Friday (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.), Saturday (noon to 9 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 5 p.m.).

Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch, Yankton
Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch
30851 433rd Avenue, Yankton

Only seven miles west of Yankton is a place truly “mazing.” Mazing Acres Pumpkin Patch features a 5-acre corn maze as well pumpkins and gourds available for purchase. Can you take a wagon ride to the patch in order to find your perfect pumpkin? You sure can.


Hours: Open Sept. 11 through Oct. 31 on Fridays (2 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturdays & Sundays (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Corn Maze at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, Brandon
Corn Maze at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park
26014 478th Ave., Brandon

Where do Yogi and Boo Boo have some fun after finishing off a pic-a-nic basket? A corn maze, of course! More than seven acres of carefully created twists and turns make for fun that even Ranger Smith himself couldn’t resist. Plus, corn maze admission includes access to the resort’s jumping pillow, mini golf course, and playground. You can also add on perks like pedal/golf cart rental, mini golf, an indoor theater, and heated swimming pool & spa. Don’t be surprised if you see Yogi and his friends!


Hours: Open from Aug. 28 until late October on Friday (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.), Saturday (noon to 9 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Spearfish Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Spearfish Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
10784 Chicken Creek Road, Spearfish

Just three miles northwest of beautiful Spearfish is the perfect spot for autumn fun. Wander the corn maze before picking out and decorating your perfect pumpkin. There’s also a hay jump, tire climb, duck race, hay slide, barrel train, petting zoo, and more!


Hours: The maze and patch are open from early September through October. For the most up-to-date information, please check the official Facebook page.

Big Stone Pumpkin Patch
Big Stone Pumpkin Patch
48587 148th St., Big Stone City

If you’re going to go big, go Big Stone. This pumpkin patch features a corn maze as well as hayrides, bale-climbing, barrel train rides, a jumping pillow, and a corn dig. Of course, what would a pumpkin patch be without pumpkins? Purchase pre-picked pumpkins of all sizes as well as gourds, specialty pumpkins, straw bales, Indian corn, straw bales, and corn shocks.


Hours: Open Sept. 21 – October 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Corn maze at Cherry Rock, Brandon Farms
Cherry Rock Farms
48105 264th Street, Brandon

When John Picasso came to this area from Italy in 1905, he probably had no idea his love of gardening would become a five-generation tradition. Enjoy the family’s horticultural dedication by wandering the corn maze before or after you enjoy a hayride and do some serious pumpkin shopping.


Hours: Please see Cherry Rock's Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Dry Creek Farm & Ranch, Caputa
Dry Creek Farm & Ranch
23630 Wisehart Road, Caputa

This impressive corn maze features four difficulty levels, making it easy to ensure your adventure is a fun one. Weekday private tours & field trips are available.


 Hours: Open Sept. 27th through Oct. 27th on Friday (noon to dark), Saturday (10 a.m. to dark) and Sunday (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Two children slide down a slide between two piles of hay bales
Back Forty Beef Adventure Farm & Corn Maze
42242 134th St, Pierpont

As you explore the 12-acre corn maze located 30 minutes from Aberdeen, keep an eye out for checkpoints featuring special offers from area businesses!

Hours: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday & Sunday between the first weekend after Labor Day and the last weekend of October 

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