Lincoln Highway celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2013: This year our corn maze design commemorates 100 years since the Lincoln Highway opened as one of the first improved transcontinental highways in the U.S. and forever changed the way Americans saw their country.
The first Seedling Mile of this historic highway was laid right here in Malta, Illinois as a test of construction techniques and materials, and to provide citizens with a sample of what an improved hard surface road could offer.
The following is courtesy of Malta historian Ivan Prall: “By late October, the project had run out of funds. Originally scheduled for one mile, a local farmer named Frederic Willrett, living 1/10 of a mile west of the starting point by Malta’s Cemetery; donated $1,000 on the condition the seedling mile ran the extra 1/10 mile to his driveway. Today the blue signs put out by the Illinois Department of Transportation mark this beginning and end of the Seedling Mile.”
Test your orienteering skills and try not to get lost in the 10 acre corn maze with 3 miles of pathways and two bridges. The maze will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from August 31st through October 27th. Regular Corn Maze hours are Fridays and Saturday 10 AM to 9:30 PM, Sundays 10 AM to 6 PM. The maze will also be open Labor Day and Columbus Day.
We will also be having our annual Scouting weekend Sept 7 and 8 with 50% off admission to the maze to all Scouts and their families. Scouts can camp overnight in our parking lot on Saturday Sept 7 and enjoy and after dark hayride and bonfires. There is no charge for overnight camping, for reservations please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Unit number, contact name and estimated number of people.
Grand Opening weekend for the maze will be Labor Day weekend, August 31, September 1 and 2. During the Grand Opening weekend, everyone who finds their way out will receive an Apple Token, good for a ride on the Apple Train or a turn at the Apple Launcher or Apple Cannon.
The Haunting: We will be holding our Haunted Corn Maze for 9 nights this year. It will be open October 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 25 & 26. It will begin at Dark and end at 10:30 PM, 9:30 PM on Sunday October 13. The Haunted Corn Maze admission will be $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for kids 6 to 12. Flashlights will not be allowed in the Haunted Maze, only glowsticks or pen lights. In the event of rain we will be closed for the evening.