Find local corn mazes and hay rides here!

Looking for a local corn maze or hayride in the greater metropolitan Des Moines area of Iowa?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in the greater metropolitan Des Moines area of Iowa, sorted by county. Some are huge corn mazes with hayrides, pumpkins, corn cannons, inflatables and others are simple corn mazes with little else.  Most also have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn cannon, cow train, inflatables, farm animals, pumpkin patch or zip lines.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links to confirm this year's dates and activities; many have cut back on activities. Corn mazes tend to be open, pumpkins are usually for sale.  Mostly, it is things like festivals, inflatables and groups activities that are restricted in 2020. If they don't have a website or Facebook page, call email them directly or call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY BEFORE YOU GO.

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Updates for April 2021

April: Many corn mazes are open now, just scroll down the page. And if you are looking for a pumpkin patch, this website for pumpkin patches). You may also want to try the latest fun, Zombie Paintball, see this website!.

Corn mazes, sorted by county

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Adair County

Boone County

  • Boone & Scenic Valley RRPumpkin Express
    Iowa RR Historical Society, 225 10th Street, PO Box 603, Boone, Iowa 50036. Phone:800-626-0319. Or Phone: 515-432-4249. Email: info@bsvrr.com. Picking out a pumpkin has never been so much fun! Enjoy a scenic ride from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad depot to the pumpkin patch. Ride the train across two bridges into the Des Moines river valley and pick out your very own pumpkin!  See their schedules here.

Clarke County

  • Harvest Barn - corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, child-sized haybale maze, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    2721 US Hwy. 34, Osceola, IA 50213. Phone: 641-342-4039. Directions: Located 5 miles east of Osceola, Iowa right along Hwy. 34. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm; Corn Maze and  pumpkin patch open September 12, 2009 thru November 1, 2009. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Special rates for school and youth groups for the corn maze. Shop the best fall marketplace in southern Iowa. Gift items change with the seasons. Also, home of the Harvest Barn Candle Co. and homemade fudge shop. No fee to visit the store. (UPDATED: September 08, 2009)

Dallas County

  • Patch's Pumpkins & Honey Farm - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, cow train rides, train rides, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, Bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    35588 L Lane, Adel, IA 50003. Phone: 515-834-9092. Alternate Phone: 515-490-1924. Fax: 515-834-9092. Email: cary@iowapumpkinpatch.com. Open: Saturday and Sundays 10 am to 5 pm, September 29, 2012 through Saturday, October 27, 2012; We are closed during the day on Sunday, October 28; School tours or group outings welcome durring the week; Please call to reserve your time slot; Haunted Corn Maze "Field of Screams" October 27th through October 31st, 7 pm to 10 pm. Directions: The Patch and Corn Maze is visible from Interstate 80 and most easily reached from I80. Use exit 106 and proceed north one half (1/2) mile. If from Des Moines that will be a right turn at the top of the exit 106 ramp. Turn right or east on 350th street, which is gravel, and travel again for one half (1/2) Mile. Turn right on the dead end. The road naturally curves left at this point; be sure to turn right here and do not take the curve. The patch is at the end of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Additional activities include pumpkin cannon, corn cannons, gourd gun, duck races and fire pit rentals. (UPDATED: July 13, 2012)
    A visitor writes on October 08, 2008: "Wow!! After seeing the pumpkin cannon on TV the family had to go. We had no idea there would be so much going on. Our youngest cried when she had to go :( We're going back this weekend as well!! "
  • Pumpkin Palooza - corn maze, pumpkins, train rides, petting zoo
    17387 B. Avenue, Yale, IA 50277. Phone: 641-439-2435. Email: rstepanek@westianet.net. Directions: 40 minutes West of Des Moines on Hwy 141 and 3 miles south on B. Ave. Watch for the Signs. 641-439-2435 for more information Crops are usually available in October. Open: Saturday October 6, 2007 9am to 4pm. Payment: Cash, only. Crafts, kids activities, pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn, home-baked goods and lots more.
  • Wills Family Orchard - Certified Organic, corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, farm animals
    33130 Panther Creek Road, Adel, IA 50003. Phone: 515-321-1847. Email: info@willsfamilyorchard.com. Open: Saturdays in August, from 10 am to 4 pm; Saturdays and Sundays in September and October; Hours listed at website. Directions: Take Greene Street west (old Hwy 6 out of Adel) to Hwy P58. Drive south for several miles and turn on E. Panther Creek Road just north of the river bridge. Travel on E. Panther Creek Road west for 1 mile and curve right on Panther Creek Road for 1/2 mile.Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Certified organic apples; certified organic applesauce; certified organic apple butter; honey; caramel; winter squash.(ADDED: August 14, 2015) (UPDATED: October 08, 2012)
    A visitor writes on August 21, 2008:
    "They are certified organic. Very Clean farm. Hay Ride, farm tours, farm market, pumpkin patch, apple barn. Very interesting info about organic crops. Honey with bees that you can watch. The owner Maury Wills is very nice and informative. He did a presentation on caring for his orchard in a organic manner. Seems like a lot of work. The bees were very cool too. The kids were amazed on the action behind the glass." (UPDATED: August 21, 2008)

Greene County

  • Deal's Orchard - corn maze, Pick-your-own pumpkins, Apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, cow train / barrel train rides, goat walk, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, jumping pillow, trike track, farm animals, school tours
    1102 244th Street, Jefferson, IA 50129. Phone: 515-386-8279. Alternate Phone: 515-370-8279. Email: dealsorchard@gmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers. (UPDATED: April 01, 2015) (ADDED: September 10, 2009)

Grundy County

  • Barn Stahl Farm Wellsburg IA - Corn Maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, haunted corn maze, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    16519 185th St, Wellsburg , IA 50680. Phone: 641-869-3574. Fax: 614-869-3636. Email: flower_farm@ymail.com. Open: Wednesday to Saturday (and Sundays after Labor Day) from 1 pm to 7 pm; large group of 20 or more by appointment. Directions: 1.5 miles East of Wellsburg on D25. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.  We also offer Pick your own vegetables and exotic animals.  (UPDATED: September 12, 2014) (ADDED: August 31, 2009)

Gutherie County

Hamilton County

Hardin County

  • River Valley Pumpkins - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    33757 200th Street, Steamboat Rock, IA 50672. Phone: 515-689-1498. Alternate Phone: 515-689-8855. Email: jennifersmith28@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 4 pm to Dusk; Saturday, from 10 am to Dusk; Sunday 12 pm to Dusk. Directions: Our address is 33757 200th Street, Steamboat Rock, IA 50672 From the 4 way stop in Steamboat Rock go north out of town around the curves then take a right (east) on 200th Street We are the FIRST driveway after the train tracks. From highway 20 take exit 181 turn south. Go 3 miles take a left at the curve on 200th street follow the above directions. Click here for a map and directions. Fall Festival 2011 begins September 24th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Other activities include giant corn box, pumpkin slingshot, rope the steer, hay barn with tunnels and rope swings, face cut outs for pictures and much more! We have gourds, Indian corn, squash, straw and corn shocks for sale as well!. (UPDATED: July 13, 2011)

Jasper County

Lucas County

  • Haunted House - haunted house!
    Chariton, IA. Phone: 641-774-4059. Email: charitonchamber@iowatelecom.net. Open: October 13 2005 - October 22 2005; 10/13/2005, 10/15/2005, 10/20/2005, 10/22/2005.
  • Pierce's Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Patch
    2491 Hwy 14, Chariton, Iowa 50049. Phone: 641-862-3398.

Madison County

  • Howell's Pumpkin Patch - Pick your own pumpkin/hayrack ride, gourds, mums, children's activities including corn maze, tractor track, corn sand box, petting zoo (bunnies, goats), swings, slides, etc.
    3145 Howell Court, Cumming IA 50061. Phone: 515-981-0863 or 1-800-210-1415. Email: chowell849@aol.com. Port-a-potties, picnic area, field trips.
  • The Pumpkin Ranch - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, straw or hay bale maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, Bounce house, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, school tours
    2425 Hiatt Apple Trail, Winterset, IA 50273. Phone: 515-490-9281. Email: info@thepumpkinranch.com. Open: Call or check website for seasonal hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located just off the Saint Charles Highway 3.5 miles east of Winterset and 7 miles west from Street Charles. Go to website for complete directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have tennis ball launchers, zip line in our straw castle, and a mystery 9 acre corn maze that is appropraite for all ages. (UPDATED: August 21, 2013) (UPDATED: July 26, 2011) (ADDED: May 20, 2010)

Mahaska County

Marion County

  • Dan-D Farms - corn maze, Fall festival, haunted corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, wagon rides, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2044 highway 14, Knoxville, IA 50138. Phone: 641-842-2829. Email: dandfarms@dandfarms.com. Open: Corn Maze from October 1st-31st on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 8pm (closed Monday through Thursday); Haunted Maze on October 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th, from 7pm to 10pm. Directions: 6 miles south of Knoxville on highway 14. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: October 17, 2010)

Marshall County

Polk County

  • Allsup's Farm Pumpkinville and Corn Maze - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, kiddie (mini) corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    618 Center Avenue South, Mitchellville, IA 50169. Phone: (515) 710-2843. Email: Pumpkinville@mchsi.com. Open: daily from September 14 through October 31 from 10 am to 8 pm. Directions: East of Des Moines 12 miles from NE mixmaster on I-80 to exit 149. South to 6th Street. Left on 6th to Center Avenue South. Right on Center Avenue South and follow through town. We are located 2 blocks south of Caseys on the west side of road. Alternate route from south: From Highway 163 turn north on NE 112th Street to stop sign. Continue north 1 mile on west side of road. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open from July 30 through October 31. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 24, 2019)
  • Geisler Farms - corn maze, pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    5251 NE 94th Avenue, Bondurant, IA 50035. Phone: 515-964-2640. Email: info@growingfamilyfun.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Saturdays 10 am to 8 pm Sundays 12 pm to 6 pm. Open weekends in September and October; Weekday groups by appointment; Groups of 10 or more May reserve one of three firepits. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: September 04, 2008)
  • North River Adventure Farm - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, kiddie (mini) corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, goat walk, Bounce house, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals
    2768 U.S. highway 65 / 69, Carlisle , IA 50047. Phone: 515-689-8349. Alternate Phone: 515-587-6640. Fax: 515-287-6640. Email: steiglederm@aol.com. Open: All of October Friday 4pm to 10pm , Sat10am - 10pm , Sunday noon to 6pm October 29th - 31st 4pm to 10pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: south side of Des Moines takeS.E.14th street south / or ushwy 65 south and look for signs. About 1 1/2 miles south of Des Moines. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: October 17, 2012)
  • Pumpkinville & Corn Maze in Mitchellville - corn maze, pumpkins, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    618 Center Avenue South, Mitchellville, IA 50169. Phone: 515-710-2843. Email: Pumpkinville@mchsi.com. Open: The Corn Maze is open from August through the end of October. Pumpkinville is open mid September through the end of October, Hours are daily, 10:00 am to last entry into corn maze with flashlights at 8:00 pm. Directions: We are located 12 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa. From Des Moines take I-80 east to exit 149. Go south on Cotton. Take the first left (east)onto 6th Avenue. Go to the stop sign, you should be at Center Avenue. Take a right (south) on Center and follow it all the way through town. We are two blocks south of Caseys General Store. And for a map to our farm, click here.  We have two corn mazes. Both of the mazes are challenge mazes, you have to do more than "just" walk through them. The mini-maze is free, has seven challenges in it, is designed for youngsters, and takes about 15 minutes to complete. The Big Maze is over 20 acres, contains 20 challenges. Picnic area is available. Campfires sites can be booked for your use. We get the fire ready and provide spears for your roasting needs. Field trips for schools, daycares, business team building events, birthday parties and many other types of groups can be scheduled. We do spring "garden" field trips as well. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: May 18, 2014)  (UPDATED: October 08, 2012)
    A visitor writes on October 15, 2009: "Hi, I think the farm (Allsup's Farm/Pumpkinville) has been renamed to Pumpkinville & Corn Maze in Mitchellville!"

Poweshiek County

Story County

  • Center Grove Orchard - corn maze, Pick-your-own pumpkins, Apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, cow train / barrel train rides, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, pig races, goat walk, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Trick-or-treating event, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, jumping pillow, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    32835 610th Ave, Cambridge, IA 50046. Phone: 515-383-4354. Email: fun@centergroveorchard.com. Open: Pumpkin Patch September 26 through October 31: 9am to 7pm Corn Maze September 12 through November 1: 9am to 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Come be part of the lively atmosphere of our beautiful Central Iowa farm! Enjoy daily corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, pedal tractors, weekend festivals with live entertainment and so much more. Don't forget our corn pool, jumping pillow, rubber duck races and apple sling shot. Pick your own apples and find your perfect pumpkin. Come hungry to enjoy all the tastes of the season such as farm fresh meals & caramel apples!. (UPDATED: June 26, 2015) (UPDATED: May 24, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 10, 2013)

Tama County

Warren County

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