Sundays are Corny in the Maze at Angel Mounds
The Angel Mounds proudly presents a brand new area attraction that encourages you to “Get lost in the maize!”
The Angel Mounds State Historic Site is located in southern Indiana in Evansville. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Angel Mounds was a thriving ancient metropolis for Mississippian Indians more than 500 years ago.
Today, it is an important site for excavation and research on one of Indiana’s native cultures. For more information, call 812.853.3956 or visit.
And, now on Sundays you can be part of what Program Developer Haley Tallman says is, ” … something fun in the spirit of the season but that kept with the tradition of the site. He goes on, “We thought a corn maze would be the perfect fit.” Angel Mounds was used as farmland for centuries after its Native American habitants introduced corn to the region. As an homage to this maize-based sun-worshipping culture, the classic Angel Mounds sun symbol demarcates the maze’s center.
“Since we’re talking about corn, Family Fundays will be all about food,” says Tallman. “My favorite thing about this event is that it’ll utilize ancient knowledge to encourage a more sustainable future.” Featuring wild game and gathered edibles, visitors will be encouraged to explore the bounty of their own backyards; learning fresh, healthy, and economic benefits of responsible harvesting.
Food samples will include nuts, teas, greens, deer and other game, popcorn from Angel Mounds’ own organic Three Sisters Garden, and more. Other Fundays activities related to ancient food ways include archery, atlatl (an ancient spear-throwing device), flint knapping (the art of making knives and arrowheads from stone tools), and children’s games and crafts. Guided hayride tours of the site will also be offered.
Family Fundays take place every Sunday of the month, 1 – 5 pm. Admission is $5 per person and includes access to the museum, Corn Maze, and all activities. (Corn Maze Only: Open through October 28, Tues. – Sat., 10 am – 4 pm and Sun. 1 – 4 pm. Admission is $3 per person and does not include Family Fundays or museum admission.)
Sunday would be a Funday for you to go!