By SILKE JAUCK
Have you taken your children to the Missoula Maze?
Not yet? Lucky you, it is open until November 4 and is located at 1010 Clements Road, near the corner of Spurgin and Clements. It’s open afternoons and evenings Thursday to Sunday.
Each year, the maze is designed in different theme and this year’s theme is ancient Egypt. For practice and little kids, there are two smaller mazes in front, including an obstacle course. There is also a pumpkin patch and a petting zoo with goats, sheep, and a pony.
At the entrance of the big maze are colored sheets with questions and answers. Grab one, just in case. Each question has two answers, but only the correct one leads you in the right direction.
Off you go through a labyrinth of hay and straw bales and corn stalks, taking lefts and rights. You will take many wrong turns and even have to crawl through a straw bale tunnel.
You will also see the same people over and over again, just as lost as you are. Don’t fret as there are two lookouts to help you navigate.
If this is not challenging enough, there is a night maze, with all markers being removed. We have not yet tried this, but I’m sure it will be even more challenging without the clue. I highly recommend that you check out the Missoula Maze.
Silke Jauck is a German native and Missoulian by choice. She and her family have packed and unpacked their suitcases and moving boxes in four continents and have finally settled in Missoula and called it home.
She lives with her husband, three daughters, and a dwarf rabbit in the Target Range neighborhood. Silke is the publisher of Friendship Book, a made-in-Montana keepsake and activity book for children ages 6-12. She also has a blog about life hacks at Silke Good Ideas, and you can visit her Make it Missoula blog archive.