Department of Tourism
Record Crowds Visit Corn Maze
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2006) - A unique seasonal attraction near Owensboro attracted excellent crowds this fall.
The Lambert Corn Maize and Pumpkin Patch hosted 8,320 visitors during an operating season that ran from Sept. 8 through Oct. 31, reported owner Pat Lambert. In four years of operation, the attraction has doubled its attendance.
The 10-acre site not only provides an interesting challenge for would-be explorers, it also serves as a unique way to showcase the state’s Unbridled Spirit brand. The corn stalks were cut to form the letters for "Unbridled Spirit" when viewed from the air.
Gov. Ernie Fletcher and Tourism Commissioner Randy Fiveash were among visitors meandering down the rows of corn stalks looking for the exit.
"I had a ball making my way through the maze," said Commissioner Fiveash. "It’s an interesting challenge, and you have a real feeling of accomplishment when you finally reach the exit. I can understand why it has become such a popular new attraction."
Once inside the maze, visitors make their way to a series of 20 mailboxes which they open to find questions relating to science, religion and Kentucky history. Once they answer the question correctly. They continue on through the maze in search of the next mailbox.
Lambert said new interactive features are planned for next fall, and a festival is envisioned.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.