The American West Heritage Center is located in beautiful Cache County. It is a wonderful place where you can learn about and experience the diverse cultures that shaped the valley between 1820 and 1920.
Fall is our favorite time of year to visit AWHC because the kids can enjoy all their usual favorite activities, such as the miniature train and pony rides, as well as the corn maze and pumpkin patch that are part of the Corn Maze on the Farm event.
We met up with my brother and his family and our group of kids ranged from 10 months to 5 years of age. There was plenty of fun for this age range. If you have older kids, or want to get out for a date night, the Corn Maze on the Farm has something for you too.
Here are some of the things you can enjoy during this event...
Take a “spooky” train ride. The train loops several times around a small pond that has been decorated with cobwebs and tombstones.
Unlimited pony rides! This is a very popular activity so be prepared to wait in line for a bit.
There are goats, a donkey, and ponies that you can visit.
A large field is set-up with activities such as a bounce house, human bumper balls, and pumpkin checkers.
There were several fun games we hadn’t seen before like human foosball and nine square in the air.
Most of our kids were too young for the bb gun range but the grown-ups were more than happy to try it out!
As the name implies, the corn maze is the main attraction. This year’s maze design celebrates 100 years on the farm. When you purchase your tickets at the visitor center you are given a map to help you navigate your way through the maze. I forgot to bring a baby carrier and we learned the hard way that the corn maze path is not stroller friendly. So keep that in mind when you’re planning your visit if you are bringing a baby along.
Most people are able to make it through the maze in about twenty minutes. It took us almost twice as long because the kiddos were busy collecting fallen corncobs and hiding in the stalks.
There is a cute, little pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are not included with your ticket. They can be purchased for $5 per pumpkin.
There are plenty of cute photo-ops around the farm so you can document your visit.
All in all it was a fun fall afternoon celebrating our favorite season!
Corn Maze on the Farm runs September 22- October 31
- Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
- Friday 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Pony Ride and Train Schedule
- Monday- Thursday, 4-7 p.m.
- Friday 3-7 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
- Bathrooms and drinking fountains are available.
- Snacks and food available to purchase from a concession stand and food trucks.
- Corn maze path was not stroller friendly so bring a baby carrier for your little ones.
Other events at AWHC:
- Haunted Hallow
- Fall Harvest Festival (October 20 & 22)