Country Heritage Community

Country Heritage Community (CHC) is a community-based heritage tourism initiative representing Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneskiek counties in beautiful North East Iowa.

Country Heritage Community is part of Iowa's first National Heritage Area that showcases the American agricultural revolution of the 20th century.

Country Heritage Community

 

Welcome to Maize Maze!

MAIZE MAZE 2015 UPDATE

“HOG WILD IN THE MAZE”

The maize maze goal is to Preserve and tell the story of our agricultural past, for kids and visitors to have a place in NE Iowa to get out in  a corn field and have fun and an attraction that draws visitors to NE Iowa and learn about the many sites and attractions we have.

The Maize maze is non-profit with a cost of about $15,000 annually. To meet our budget, the maze depends on grants and donations to subsidize the cost for kids to attend the maze. Still there are some who will not visit the maze because of the $4 cost.

So we will again be asking for grants and donations from persons and organizations with an interest in PRESERVING AND TELLING THE STORY, and who want to help get kids get out to learn about corn, pork, and it's value to NE Iowa and other outdoor activities in NE Iowa.

If we could generate the $15,000 through donations we could allow for all visitors and kids to visit the Maze. free admittance for the year.

PLEASE SEND TAX DEDUCTABLE DONTAIONS TO:

MAIZE MAZE PROJECT
Nina Taylor
907 Rosa Dr
Decorah, IA 52101

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The maze will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 1-3 and each weekend through August. from 1 to 5 pm.

Free ice cream, donated by Clayton County dairy promotion board will be available Saturday and Sunday August 1and 2.

The Maze will be open Monday, Sept.1 Labor Day. Starting Sept. 6 and 7 the maze will be open on Saturday and Sunday till Halloween.

Cost is free for children age 4 and under.
Age 5 to 11- $5.
Age 12 and over cost is $7.
Groups of 10 or more $1 off.
Groups any time, day or night BY APPOINTMENT.

NOTICE-THE WEEK STARTING JULY 21 THE MAZE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS BY APPOINTMENT SINCE WE WILL BE GETTING READY FOR A LARGE SCHOOL GROUP SCHEDULED THAT WEEK. CALL 563-419-1133.

The maze was designed by mazemaster Laverne Swenson

Maze address is 22580 A.Ave.Elgin, Iowa. At the Gilbertson center is also a fishing pond, 5 miles of hiking and horse riding trails, a nature center and farm tool museum, a camp ground and Turkey river access. Phone 563 426 5740.

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CHC’s Maize Maze is located at the Gilbertson Conservation Education Area, just east of Elgin on Highway B64. Last year over 3,000 people visited the site including families, school and church groups, young adults and visitors from other states.

The maze is open from July 20th to October 26, or Nov. 2 depending on weather outlook at Halloween time. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Labor day, Sept.2.  After Labor day, the Maze will be open Sat. and Sunday¸1-5 pm or by appointment any time. Open by appointment any time, day or night. Admission is free for children 5 and under; $5 for ages 6-11; and $7 for adults. Large groups (10 person minimum) are free for children 5 and under; $4 for ages 6-11; and $6 for adults. Educational group rates are $5 per person with a minimum of 10 people in the group. For a real adventure, try solving the maze at night (must be 18 or older).


Contact Laverne Swenson for more information and scheduling - cell (563) 419-1133 or email swenson.lagracia@gmail.com

$5 gift certificates to local restaurants will be given away to all who go through the Maze and find the 14 mailboxes. Valley student, Brian Hemesath painted the signs posted throughout the area drawing attention to the Maize Maze.

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About the Maize Maze

The Maize Maze represents the four counties of North East Iowa that also make up the Country Heritage Community (CHC). The counties are Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek. Additional sponsors
of this years maze include:

Fayette County Conservation Board
Hawkeye Telephone
Alpine Communications
Century Link - Postville
Federal Seed Corn Hybrids - Elgin
Viafield Co-op - Clermont
Albert Lea Seed Company - Albert Lea, MN
Upper Iowa University - Fayette
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