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Bird's eye view of fall tradition

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Fall is in full swing and as the leaves begin to change, Newsline 9 got a unique view of a favorite fall tradition.

The changing of the seasons means leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping and corn mazes are opening. Owners at Wilke's Farm in Wausau say they have something for everyone.

"We have sandboxes, teeter totters, bounce house, bouncing tubes, straw maze, straw castle. Lots of things to keep them busy," said Wilke's Farm owner Doug Wilke.

The 10-acre corn maze is a little different than most. With every twist and turn comes an added challenge.

"We've got five flags to find in there with paper punches on them. When they find all five then they can find their way out,” said Wilke.

Owners at the farm say the maze is different every year to keep people guessing and come back for more.

"We change the design every year so that you don't ever get used to the same thing," said Wilke.

Wilke designs the maze himself and he says the possibilities are endless.

"To draw out the design itself, probably 45 minutes. To cut the maze, it takes about three hours," said Wilke.

In addition to the corn maze -- a 7-acre pumpkin patch lets people scour for the right one.

"We have families that come here and they'll spend sometimes 2-3 hours here," said Wilke.

The Wilke's say they haven't seen many customers yet, but they expect that to change, as we move further into fall.

Wilke's fall activities are open seven days a week until the end of October.

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