Art Tuesday - Corn Mazes

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Tuesday, Aug 31 2010 by

A corn maze or maize maze is a maze cut out of a corn field. They have become popular tourist attractions in North America, and a way for farms to create tourist income. Many are based on artistic designs such as characters from movies. Corn mazes actually began as formal garden mazes developed throughout Europe for the wealthiest castles and palaces to amuse kings and princesses. By the 19th century mazes became popular entertainment attractions in parks and public places. Corn mazes appear in many different designs. Some mazes are even created to tell stories or to portray a particular theme. Most have a path, which goes all around the whole pattern, either to end in the middle or to come back out again. In the United Kingdom, they are known as maize mazes (“corn” in British English is generally taken to refer to wheat), and are especially popular with farms in the east of England.

Bush/Kerry maze (Google Maps)
Bush/Kerry maze

Sheriff maze (Bing Maps)
Sheriff maze
Chicago Bears corn field maze (Google Maps)
Chicago Bears corn field maze

Land of Lincoln maze (Google Maps)
Land of Lincoln maze

Banguy maze (Google Maps)
Banguy maze

'Bob's Corn Maze' (Bing Maps)
'Bob's Corn Maze'
"Cornstalk 2006!" Preston Farms Cornfield Maze (Google Maps)
"Cornstalk 2006!" Preston Farms Cornfield Maze

Cinderella 2005 maze (Google Maps)
Cinderella 2005 maze
Da Vinci maze (Google Maps)
Da Vinci maze

Bulldog Maze (Google Maps)
Bulldog Maze
Ahoy Pirate Ship Corn Maze (Google Maps)
Ahoy Pirate Ship Corn Maze

Pirates Corn Maze (Bing Maps)
Pirates Corn Maze