There's a giant corn maze wishing General Mills a happy 150th anniversary

A farm near Cedar Rapids has dedicated an eight-acre cornfield to celebrate General Mills' 150th anniversary.
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In honor of General Mills' 150th anniversary, an Iowa farm owner decided to dedicate her cornfield to the Minnesota company.

According to the company's blog, Karen Petersen owns Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins, Iowa – that's just west of Cedar Rapids – and she was inspired to make a General Mills corn maze for a couple of reasons.

First off, there's a General Mills plant nearby. Second, the company had a "small event" out there last year. And third, it's the 150th anniversary so what the heck.

If you look down on the eight-acre maze from above, it shows the General Mills logo, "150 years," and the Honey Nut Cheerios BuzzBee.

You can get a pretty good glimpse of it all in the video below:

After six months of designing the maze – that's how long it took, start to finish – the Iowa farmers held a special grand opening just for General Mills employees and their families.

Now the maze is open to the public and will be through the end of the month. To learn more, visit its website.

Petersen says she expects a total of 17,000 visitors to make their way through the maze this year. It takes about an hour and a half to get through, and there's a puzzle game to go along with it.

The farm offers a second, smaller corn maze, too – one that honors the 50th anniversary of Peanuts cartoon "The Great Pumpkin."

Other corn mazes

Of course, there are a bunch of other corn mazes this year.

Like this one in Edgerton that's shaped like the state of Minnesota.

Or Sever's Corn Maze in Shakopee. It's celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

There are other corn mazes throughout the state this fall as well. For more on those and other fall-themed events, visit Explore Minnesota’s website here.

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