- A living puzzle designed and cultivated by the Treinen family
- 15 acres–that’s nearly 15 football fields of corn!
- Over 6 miles of twisty turns filled with clues for solving the puzzle
- A mission with chances to win prizes
- A unique outdoor challenge
- Really really fun!
Worried you’ll be lost forever? Don’t be! 98% of maze goers make it out within 30 days or less, and we find the rest when we harvest in November…
Trilobite Cabinet of Curiosities Corn Maze
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Breaking news: Lodi, Wisconsin farmer unearths the largest trilobite ever found!
Trilobites, which were sea creatures related to modern day horseshoe crabs and spiders, last lived in Wisconsin more than 250 million years ago. These adorable monsters lived long before the dinosaurs, and are often found as fossils. To date, the largest trilobite fossil ever found was about 28 inches long.
The Treinen Farm Trilobite is far larger. Alan Treinen described the discovery: “I was just out in the cornfield, and we started cutting the corn and looking around. That’s when we realized we were dealing with something truly a-maze-ing.”
“I didn’t know what it was,” Treinen continued. “My wife said, ‘Oh, that’s a trilobite; you know, the Wisconsin State Fossil.’ I did not know that, but I do now.”
Treinen claims that the trilobite is 480 feet long. “We couldn’t believe how big it was!”
Experts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum were also astounded. “That is a really big trilobite.”
The public is invited to investigate the corn maze trilobite on fall weekends starting on Labor Day weekend. The maze is open through the 2nd weekend in November.
Can you find:
- Galena (the state mineral)
- Trilobite (state fossil)
- Fossil Nautiloids (two)
- Honey Bee
- Stone tool
- Empty Jar
Want to know more about Trilobites?
Curious how we create the maze each year? Check it out…
Before we started to plan the 2017 corn maze, we were contacted by the UW-Madison Geology Museum folks, RIch Slaughter and Brooke Norsted. They suggested doing a trilobite corn maze--and they were pretty persuasive. We talked a lot about making a trilobite...read more