A Maze’n Farmyard - Family Fun

A Maze’n Farmyard, LLC, is a family-oriented entertainment destination in Minnesota that features attractions visitors can typically find at a farm, with some extras thrown in. Admission to A Maze n’ Farmyard provides a full day of fun, and children 2 years and younger get in free.

Among its attractions is the barn, where visitors will find a wide variety of farm animals that can be held, petted, and fed. But there is also a 20,000-square-foot maze, whose twists and turns can provide lively competition for friends and family to see who can get through it first. Another attraction is the giant 150-foot slide.

Also at A Maze’n Farmyard are five inflatable bouncers inside the “bounce barn.” The bouncers come in different forms. One is shaped like a barn, and another is a dog-shaped 21-foot-slide. There are pony and wagon rides, as well as a miniature golf course, food shop and picnic area, and a duck and fish pond. A Maze’n Farmyard is located west of Eden Valley in central Minnesota. It is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. It is also open on September and October weekends.

Pigeons - An Intelligent and Active Bird Species Spanning the Globe

Situated centrally between St. Cloud, Hutchinson, and Willmar, Minnestoa, A Maze’n Farmyard offers a range of old-fashioned family activities, from the kernel-filled Corn Pit to the Bounce Barn. A Maze’n Farmyard features interactions with farm animals, in attractions such as the Goat Bridge, Chicken Coop, and Pigeon House.


The pigeon is one of the most ubiquitous bird species worldwide. Some 300 types span all major regions of the globe, with the exception of the North and South Poles and the Sahara. Pigeons inhabit a vast range of environments, from rain forests to urban centers, and are popular as pets.

Social animals, pigeons have lived in close proximity with humans for centuries and perform exceptionally well on intelligence tests. They are capable of differentiating all 26 letters of the alphabet and can identify the same human in multiple pictures.

Pigeons, which can survive three decades in the wild, combine qualities of endurance and speed with exceptional hearing and eyesight. Able to reach speeds of 60 miles per hour during flight and altitudes of 6,000 feet, pigeons typically live in flocks of two dozen. Pigeons mate for life, with both parents assisting in the raising of squabs.