Two Thornton, Colorado Attractions Offer Fun or Nightmares

Thornton, Colorado-based Zombie Paintball Massacre is not your normal hayride. Source:
Thornton, Colorado-based Zombie Paintball Massacre is not your normal hayride. Source:

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Are you ready for Fall?  Get into the fall spirit at Maize in the City on Saturday, September 24, 2016, when the attraction opens for the season. Navigate through the corn maze, enjoy a pony ride, pick the perfect pumpkin and experience many more family adventures all season long.

Looking for something more bone-chilling? The Haunted Field of Screams, Colorado’s largest haunted attraction, opens for the haunt season Friday, September 23, 2016. Fear the corn as you navigate your way through the field, fight for your life as zombies attack and scream as your worst nightmares come to life.

More information on both attractions, located at 10270 Riverdale Road, in Thornton, CO may be found below and at Maize in the City or Haunted Field of Screams.

Fall in Love with Maize in the City this Season

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, Maize in the City opens for the 2016 season. The site includes the Crazed Corn Maze, a mini maze, a pumpkin field, pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castles, air slides and sand art, among other attractions for the whole family.

The Crazed Corn Maze is a 20-acre maze that is fun for all ages. While visitors navigate their way through the cornfield, they are invited to engage in the one-of-a-kind smart phone trivia game. Choose a category or enter unique questions; each correct answer provides directions to the next checkpoint.

The mini maze is a smaller maze perfect for young children. With paper checkpoints, children will collect hole punches as they navigate through the maze. Parents and grandparents are welcome to accompany their children through this maze for free.

Visitors are welcome to explore the pumpkin field and choose from the pumpkin options onsite.

Admission to the pumpkin field and other kid-friendly attractions, such as the playground and corn kernel box, is free.

Pony rides, petty zoo, jumping castle, air slide and other attractions are open on selected weekend dates in October. Visit the website for exact dates.

“It’s exciting to see families come back to Maize in the City year-after-year to explore the new attractions we have to offer,” said Gina Palombo, owner and operator of Maize in the City. “This year, we have a brand new train ride, swing ride and turbo tubs.”

Maize in the City is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 6pm through Monday, October 31, 2016. To purchase tickets to the Crazed Corn Maze or mini maze, visit All events are weather dependent. Check the website for daily activities. The site is pet friendly.

Visitors are invited to elevate the Maize in the City experience by renting a tent space for parties and groups. Tent packages can be viewed and booked at Schools and other groups are welcome to book time at Maize in the City and are eligible for group discounts.

Started in 2001, and located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, Maize in the City offers hours of daytime activities to families and others seeking fall attractions.

Visit our site during the evening when it transforms into the Haunted Field of Screams. Both Maize in the City and the Haunted Field of Screams are located at 10270 Riverdale Road, Thornton CO.

Fear the Corn at the Haunted Field of Screams

On Friday, September 23, 2016, the Haunted Field of Screams opens its three haunted attractions for the 2016 season: Haunted Field of Screams, Dead Man’s Night Maze and Zombie Paintball Massacre. With more than 35 acres of haunted cornfield, the Haunted Field of Screams is Colorado’s largest haunted attraction.

The Haunted Field of Screams traps individuals in a cornfield containing their worst nightmares. Guided solely by the moonlight, the daunting 16-foot-tall cornstalks surround a trail that contains pure terror behind every corner. Whatever one’s worst nightmare – zombies, clowns, chainsaw wielding madmen – all will be realized while journeying through the cornfield and facing themed rooms that rival every bad dream.

Dead Man’s Night Maze is a revived version of the original corn maze haunt. With wrong turns, neverending pathways and dead ends, getting lost is easy. Endless monsters, zombies and other nightmares stalk travelers every step of the way.

At Zombie Paintball Massacre, survivors must journey through an abandoned farm where the undead wait in the shadows. The objective? To reach the zombie patrol outpost where survivors are trained to use high-powered paintball guns to fight for humankind.

“Each year, we build the attractions from the ground up. This gives us the opportunity to reinvent our haunts and provide a new and thrilling experience for returning visitors,” said Mark Villano, owner and operator of the Haunted Field of Screams. “This year, survivors will have their adrenaline pumping with the newly elevated Zombie Paintball Massacre attraction. With an additional haunt element, survivors will train for the zombie invasion before being sent off into the field to fight for their lives.”

The Haunted Field of Screams is located at 10270 Riverdale Road in Thornton. All three haunts are open Thursday through Sunday at sundown. Haunts close at 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sundays and at midnight on Friday and Saturdays. Tickets for the haunts can be purchased at

Started in 2001, the Haunted Field of Screams is Colorado’s largest haunted attraction, with over 35 acres of haunted cornfield and three separate haunted attractions. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Denver, the Haunted Field of Screams provides the most unique and bone-chilling haunt in the area.

Visit our daytime attraction, Maize in the City for family-friendly fall themed fun. Both the Haunted Field of Screams and Maize in the City are located at 10270 Riverdale Road, Thornton CO.


The Thornton, Colorado-based The large corn maze is approximately 20 acres in size and takes a minimum of 40 minutes to complete. Source:
The Thornton, Colorado-based The large corn maze is approximately 20 acres in size and takes a minimum of 40 minutes to complete. Source:
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