Heap's Haunted Corn Maze
Heap’s Haunted Corn Maze
Reviewed on: Saturday, September 29, 2017
Imagine the perfect setting: starry night-filled skies above you, a moon shrouded by the clouds passing by in the night sky, and temperatures to make you bundle up or get close to that special someone. Add in one last ingredient… a corn maze. Mixing all those together will give you the perfect adventure by heading to Heap’s Haunted Corn Maze. Located in the southwestern suburb of Minooka, Illinois, which is only an hour away from Chicago and 20 minutes from Joliet. It’s nice to be able to have a corn maze so close to home!
For those taking the adventure to Heap’s, it’s hard to believe that just minutes away lay busy “suburban” areas. Stepping onto the grounds, the eerie quiet and desolate area immediately engulfs you, adding in the sounds of shrieks, screams and other things that go bump in the night! It definitely sets the ambiance for the evening.
Sitting on land with over 5 acres of corn, the owner each year hand-cuts the maze, never pre-planning the path in any way. For a second year in a row, the corn was extremely tall, measuring almost 12 feet tall, swallowing everything up inside. It definitely made you wonder if you were going to be able to find your way out!
For us, getting to experience a corn maze doesn’t happen very often, as there aren’t many in the Chicagoland area. So, you can only imagine that weather plays a HUGE part in their attraction. The night we attended was absolutely perfect. Every corner that was turned, every rustle of corn made you wonder if it was an actor, or was it just the wind?! Never knowing where the next person is lurking, the moonlight peeking out of the clouds above plays with your eyes and makes you see things that may not truly be there!
While Heap’s isn’t a “maze”, it is still is full of twists and turns along a steady path. Broken up by small open scenes and houses filled with traditional haunted house scenes. From that of the dentist, to the clowns, even down to an asylum! The actors were spot on with their attacks, but the ones this year that stood out, were many of the actors hiding within the corn. With perfect timing and perseverance, they waited ever so patiently for the perfect moment to attack. A huge round of applause to them!
As always, Heap’s leaves guests with a perfect ending and screaming for more. Take it from us, you may want to stay clear of the exit quickly, as some people may be moving quicker than others!
The Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a spooky outdoor adventure out in the corn and want to see what’s lurking in the dark, go see for yourself and head over to Heap’s Haunted Corn Maze. It’s definitely an attraction you won’t want to miss!
– Official Haunted House Chicago Review Team Review