This year's maze has a Dungeons & Dragons theme. We have carved a castle, a sword, and a dragon you must defeat to exit the maze. (Remember we have towers so all you have to do is raise your hand if you need help) Don't let the theme fool you; this is a large maze designed for adults as well. We have several signed options that direct you "to" or "bypassing around" subsections of maze -decide as you go how long a tour you want; signed optional exits occur every 15 minutes as well.
Those with small children can bypass the harder sections of the maze and still see all the figures -just take the short cut signs. Then enjoy cider and donuts as you wait for the others to finish.
Those who like a challenge can simply skip the short cut signs and do the whole maze. Bestmaze is your place!!!
We also have four towers overlooking the whole maze if you need help. The towers do not help you unless you ask...they will ask if you want help when they see all the mistakes you keep repeating over and over.
One flashlight or glow necklace strongly suggested for maze after dark. If a group of 6 will split into 2 groups have 2 flashlights. NO MILLION CANDLE POWER OR SIMILAR ALLOWED. You need a flashlight or glow necklace for reading the "going the right way", "short cut option" and "Do not enter signs". We sell new flashlights (2 AA) for $3. We also sell glow necklaces for $1...as cheap as we can for your benefit. The glow necklaces give off enough light when you hold it against a sign. Cigarette lighters not allowed for sign reading.
We hear all the time "We do not want a flashlight; we want to make it harder to do" These groups end up taking the OPTIONAL shortcut because they can't read the sign. These groups usually end up doing the "sissy routes" and bypass the adventure they want. BRING A FLASHLIGHT & only use it to read the signs if you want.
We have a concession stand and restroom on site. We will have donuts, cider, water, and well known soft drinks.
Why the name - Bestmaze? Our customers told us to change our name to Bestmaze for some good reasons. Several of our customers have commented on other mazes and how they spent more time looking for people in their group than enjoying the maze. Our trails are designed to keep your group all going in the same direction where you will be out of each others sight for a few minutes (several times)- not the whole night. Read below if you have never been to Bestmaze.
At Bestmaze we strive to make the maze pattern function for those who want a short maze as well as those who want to add the optional sections for a long maze adventure. Some mazes do not. We changed our name from Maze-n-market to Bestmaze at the suggestion of people who had been to other mazes. We hear time and time again how our maze is the best from "maze groupies" who have visited several mazes. A major difference with Bestmaze and other mazes is that we plan our original maze designs ourselves every year and lay it out to be a great maze- NOT only a great looking big picture like other mazes. Several mazes are cut by hired companies that travel the country making the maze into "one big fancy picture" that can only be enjoyed from the air (or at least look like a good maze from a picture in advertising).
When they concentrate on making one giant picture the maze flow suffers. These custom cut maze trails must conform to the big picture - not freely designed for to make an outstanding maze experience. Because of this many do not flow as good as ours. They simply send you back and forth along long boring trails whose only purpose is to make a picture -not a quality maze. We make several smaller pictures and stick them into a much better designed maze instead. You will see the whole bison (buffalo) as you enter it. You will recognize the teepee's and the steam locomotive when you enter it