the treinens

About Us

We Grow Memories

We’ve been here for three generations

And fall is our favorite time of year

Our mission is to provide our guests a unique, entertaining way to connect with family, friends, and rural Wisconsin, and to provide a sustainable way of life for our farm family and local community.

The home of the Treinen Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is a real 200-acre farm.  It has been in the Treinen family for nearly a century. Alan is the eighth of ten children, and the third generation of Treinens to farm this land.  

Alan grows hay, soybeans, corn, and pumpkins, and he cuts and tends the corn mazes. He breeds and trains the iconic Treinen Farm Belgian and Percheron draft horses. He maintains the farm and its equipment.  He designs, builds, and maintains the all of the attractions that go along with our corn maze. He’s a busy guy all year round.

Angie (Lathrop) Treinen is the corn maze designer. She handles the marketing, social media (see us on Facebook) and day-to-day running of the business. She has several novels in the works (see her author blog, Rich Thicket of Reality.) In her spare time, she is a small animal veterinarian known as Angela Lathrop DVM.

Sons Thomas and Patrick help with the fall maze and pumpkin patch enterprise when they’re not busy with schoolwork and sports.

Patrick, Angie, Alan, and Thomas Treinen

A lot of people ask how we decided to put in the corn maze, which we did in 2001. We already had a small pumpkin patch business, and a lot of people brought their kids year after year when they were little, but often they’d stop coming when the kids got older. When we added the corn maze and other activities, we created a fall tradition for a much wider range of ages. Now, a lot of people of make us their “fall thing” and do come back year after year, whether it’s with family or friends or workplaces.

Angie Treinen


Solomon Gottschall

Solomon Gottschall in front of the first wood-frame house on the farm.

History of the land

The land around our beautiful pond and limestone bluff has been treasured by many generations of people, with evidence of Native American campsites here from as long ago as 6,000 years or more.
Solomon Gottschall homesteaded the farm in 1856.  He first built a log home near the pond.  Then, during the Civil War, he built the first frame house on the property (part of which still sits at the farm entrance.) His son Everett Gottschall built the big red barn, which is still in use.  Alan’s grandfather purchased the farm in the early 1920’s, and he and his wife built the brick farmhouse that the Treinen family lives in today.



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