The Corn Maze at the Golden Spike Tower in North Platte will open for its seven-week season on Sept. 16.
The maze is situated on 10 acres. There are two mazes that total 5.3 miles in all. The “short track” is easier to maneuver and appropriate for younger visitors. The “long haul” is for those who are up to a challenge and will travel around all turns and corners of the field.
The maze will be open on Fridays for Flashlight Fridays beginning at 4:30 p.m. CT and the last ticket will be sold at 10 p.m. Participants may bring their own flashlight or rent one at the maze.
The maze will be open Saturdays at 1 p.m. and the last ticket will be sold at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. with the last ticket sold at 5 p.m.
On Wednesdays during the season, the maze will be open from 2:30-5 p.m. for groups. Pre-registration for a group is required.
Every weekend will have a specific theme. The opening weekend is dedicated to Rail Fest followed by a Husker tailgate party on Sept. 24.
Oct. 1 is the 4-H Discover Science Day and on Oct. 8 a 4-H Pumpkin Carving Contest. On Tuesday, Oct. 11 the Golden Spike Tower will play host to Ag Awareness Day.
The North Platte Jaycees will haunt the maze on Oct. 22-23 as well as Oct. 28-30.
Tickets may be purchased for the maze only, or in a combination with a ticket to tour the Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center. Tickets are also required for the carnival games.
The Golden Spike Tower and Visitor Center is located at 1249 N. Homestead Road in North Platte. For more information, call (308) 532-9920.