Spring Grove corn maze gets major props on 'Sunday Morning'

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While the Chicago area may be familiar with the annual Halloween/fall harvest fun at the Richardson Farm in far north suburban Spring Grove, Ill., the rest of the country got a taste of what this family-run attraction has been doing for years thanks to a segment featured Sunday on the CBS program “Sunday Morning.”

According to the show:”There’s something different about the rows of corn on the Richardson Farm in Spring Grove, Ill., because every year about 65,000 people visit what the Richardson family calls the most detailed and complicated corn maze in the world.”

This year’s massive maze celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S., and according the maze’s designers, navigation Paul McCartney’s ear (of corn) is turning out the be quite challenging. The maze covers 28 acres (11 miles) of trails to navigate.

Next year’s design? The 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

For a complete list of all the area’s corn mazes and pumpkin farms click here.

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