Children of the Corn

Brett Herbst's creations give new meaning to the phrase "growth industry"

Herbst holds a Guinness world record for constructing the world's largest cornfield maze, a 12.1-acre interpretation of the solar system with all nine planets. This Utah maze has beginner, intermediate and expert sections, and it takes almost two hours to escape from them all, he estimates.

Brett Herbst's latest flight of fancy, the Piasa bird, alights in a Godfrey, Ill., cornfield.
Wayne Meinhard
Brett Herbst's latest flight of fancy, the Piasa bird, alights in a Godfrey, Ill., cornfield.

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Open from 4 p.m.-dusk Fri., 10 a.m.-dusk Sat. and 1 p.m.-dusk Sun., Sept. 1-Oct. 31.
Cost for adults is $6; kids 6-11 it's $4, kids 5 and under -- free
Information: 800-ALTON-IL or visit www.greatgodfreymaze.homestead.com or www.cornfieldmaze.com
Robert Glazebrook Community Park, Stamper Lane a half-mile west of Godfrey Road in Godfrey, Ill.

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Let us hope the Piasa bird is more forgiving.

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