Paris, Illinois has been a hot destination for Wabash Valley families this summer! By clicking through our site, you can read all about our family trip to the free public beach and the Tiger Falls Splash Pad.
If you prefer something inside, you can find out about the free summer movies in Paris, Illinois in our Summer Movie Guide.
But today’s post is about a family activity that will disappear soon. It’s the Wabash Valley’s very own sunflower maze! How cool is that?! This seasonal attraction was new in 2016, but I hope it’s something that reappears each summer for many years to come.
These pictures are from a friend who visited in 2016. Our family finally had the chance to visit in 2017!
There was a wagon ride, 30 minutes of exploring in the flowers, and popsicles purchased from the on-site store at the end of our adventure. A few tips:
- It wouldn’t be a terrible idea to bring an umbrella for shade.
- I’m glad my big girls wore boots. I did find a tick crawling on me later (I was wearing flip flops in the field), but it could have come from someplace else! Just be smart. Wear sunscreen. Drink water. You know the drill.
- I should have brought along a carrier for our tot.
- If you’ve been to Pumpkin Works, you’re familiar with the area. The farm is just a mile or so away!
Although this farm has a Paris address, it’s about half the distance to this maze as it is to the beach and splash pad. Google maps says it’s just 18 minutes (10 miles) from Terre Haute as opposed to 32 minutes to Twin Lakes.
Wabash Valley Sunflower Maze
The 10-acre sunflower maze is on the property of L&A Family Farms. Here are some of the details mentioned on their website:
- The admission fee to the maze is $5.00 per person. Kids 5 and under are free.
- Parking is available at the farm store where you will be able to purchase your tickets.
- You choose whether to ride our wagon to the maze or walk one of our ag trails to the maze. The ag trail will take you through our gardens and beside our laying hens.
- For the safety of our visitors and livestock, we do not allow pets in the maze unless they are service animals.
- Our insurance company is now requiring all farm visitors to read our farm safety rules and sign a liability waiver. Those who are under the age of 18 can have their waivers signed by an adult. Visitors who do not sign the waiver will not be able to participate in any activities on the premises. We’re trying to streamline the process as much as possible. We’ve set up an electronic form that can be signed online before you even come to the farm.
Maze entry ends 30 minutes prior to closing.
L&A Family Farms operates on Central time, which is one hour behind most Indiana counties.
Like what you see? Head back to the farm in the fall for more fun!
The 2019 maze should open in the middle of July!