Land of Oz Corn Maze open in Ottawa, Ill.
Camp Fire USA North Central Illinois Council is again sponsoring its Land of Oz Corn Maze near Ottawa, Ill. The maze is a fund-raiser for the local Camp Fire Council and is now open on weekends through Oct. 30. Reservations may also be made for visits during the week. It is a close-to-home activity and does not require a lot of long-distance driving.
The maze hours are Friday evenings from 5 p.m. until dusk, and noon until dusk on Saturdays and Sundays. You can visit any other time by reservation. The cost for this adventure is $5 per person. Children age 5 and younger are admitted free.
The Corn Maze is a family fun event that appeals to all ages. The Rainbow Café is open to you to purchase refreshments and snacks. Picnic tables are there for your enjoyment as well as grills for your use.
Night hikes are available by reservation only (must be booked 24 hours in advance), and a minimum of six people will be required. Night hike rates are $7 per person. Call (815) 488-5000.
The Maze will be open Columbus Day.
Directions to the Maze, at 3262 E. 1951 Road, Ottawa, Ill.: Take Illinois Route 23 north from Ottawa to Dayton Road. Turn right (east) and go 2 miles. Turn left at East 19th Road and follow the signs to the Land of Oz Corn Maze. Also, look for the blue State Tourist Attraction signs on Routes 23 and 71.
Later in the season, you will be able to visit the Pumpkin Patch and pick your own decorations.
From the Sept. 7-13, 2011, issue
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