Inside the City ... Outside the Box
Los Angeles pictures and stories by Laurie Allee

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We're All Children of the Corn...(Out and About at Lombardi Ranch in Saugus)

When I think of LA County, a few things come to mind...

Palm trees.
Vast, creepy corn mazes worthy of a Stephen King novel.

Wait, what?

Okay, so Los Angeles isn't a big corn maze mecca ... but it does have a dandy one right at the Lombardi Ranch in Saugus.  From late summer through November, this family-owned working farm grows tomatoes, onions, peppers, squashes, melons, flowers, pumpkins and corn.  (I don't mean a few cute stalks for atmosphere, I'm talking rows upon meandering rows of corn laid out in an actual maze. Seriously, I'm surprised an alien hasn't placed a crop circle in the middle of it.) 

During October, the ranch is a veritable fall wonderland with all kinds of activities including pumpkin picking, a petting zoo, wagon and train rides, face painting, a scarecrow making contest and an opportunity to wander around the mother of all corn mazes!

Check out the website for more info and a calendar of future events.  


  1. How do you find these places? I love it.


  2. I'm in love with that goat too. What a happy day.