The mysteries of Hawkins, Indiana have taken Stranger Things' fans down a few snaky pathways — demogorgons, the upside down and the plight of Barb included. There's more still to come, with the Netflix sci-fi series slated to return for its third season in 2019; however, as far as twists and turns are concerned, a new attraction in Lafayette, Indiana might just have the show beat.
We mean twists and turns in the most literal sense, because if you're trying to make your way through an enormous corn maze, you're going to come across plenty of both. That's what visitors to Exploration Acres will find between September 14 and October 28. This year, their corn maze isn't any old corn maze, either — it's Stranger Things-themed.
The series' logo, a giant Eleven and the rest of the gang riding their bikes away from a demogorgon are all part of the huge patch of greenery, which spans 20 acres and features more than 16 kilometres of pathways. There are four mazes within the massive site, with entry costing between US$9.50–11.50 (AU$12.84–15.84).
It might sound like the kind of promotion that Netflix would cook up — the streaming platform did create an online game based on its most popular titles, after all — but it's actually just a labour of love. Exploration Acres CEO and President Tim Fitzgerald coming up with the idea after binging the series, and demonstrated his fandom in a much, much bigger way than most of us.