1. Petaluma Pumpkin Patch, California
This four-acre corn maze is located just north of San Francisco. Navigating your way through the twists and turns of the maze to find its one exit is quite the feat! The two tiny grayish-pink specks deep in the maze are viewing platforms, allowing the adventurers to peek out amid the sea of corn. The exact design of the maze is changed slightly every year, so puzzle-lovers can keep coming back for more. Petaluma Pumpkin Patch also offers a spooky nighttime maze experience.
2. Glendurgan Garden Maze, England
Glendurgan Garden, located in Cornwall, United Kingdom, was once home to a family with 12 children. The patriarch of the family designed a massive cherry laurel maze for the children to play in. Planted in 1833, the maze still stands today, and its complicated twists and turns keep a lot more than 12 children entertained. About 80,000 tourists flock to Glendurgan Garden every year. The garden is now the property of the National Trust, an English governing body that preserves beautiful and historic sites. The oft-photographed hut in the centre of the maze fell into disrepair in 2014, but donations from the public flooded in, allowing a new house to be built in 2016.
3. Borges Labyrinth, Italy
The Borges Labyrinth was created in memory of the Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges, who was knighted by the Italian government. Designed by a British architect, the maze sits on the island San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. It was built in 2011 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Borges’ death. The sea of spirals is more difficult to navigate than it looks, with paths amounting to over a kilometre. But there is a pattern to them—and a hidden message. Looking at the maze from above, you can see that the paths form Borges’ surname, two separate times. In the above photo, can you make out the G-E-S? This maze is like a puzzle within a puzzle.
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