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Exploration Acres: Purdue 150th Corn Maze
Start Date: 9/13/2019Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 10/27/2019End Time: 12:30 AM
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Exploration Acres: Purdue 150th Corn Maze

Exploration Acres, Northwest Indiana’s largest corn maze and pumpkin patch, has created an 18-acre corn maze commemorating Purdue University’s “150 Years of Giant Leaps.” The dynamic design features two familiar faces: Neil Armstrong and Amelia Earhart. Armstrong, one of Purdue’s most famous alumni, piloted the Apollo 11 lunar module, which successfully landed on the moon 50 years ago. As he stepped onto the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, he made the famous statement, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” which unified the world.

Earhart is best known for her attempt to be the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. During her historic flight in 1937, she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean and was never discovered. The plane purchased for the flight, a Lockheed Model 10E Electra, was funded by Purdue Research Foundation. She was also a passionate adviser for young women at Purdue during the 1930s, and she challenged them to pursue higher education.

Exploration Acres is collaborating with Purdue’s marketing team to bring special Boilermaker activities and events to the farm this fall. Every Saturday will be a Purdue Pride day. On these days, maze customers who wear Purdue apparel will receive a $3 discount off adult general admission. Exploration Acres offers more than 20 activities that are fun for the whole family. Highlights include an 11-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch, fire pit rentals, and hay rides. Visitors can also purchase food and beverages from local vendors.

Exploration Acres will open on Sept. 13 and will remain open until Oct. 27. Tickets are available online or may be purchased upon arrival. Exploration Acres is located at 6042 Newcastle Road, Lafayette, IN 47905. For more information about admissions, activities, and hours of operation, visit
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When: Sept. 13- Oct. 27
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Tickets are required

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