Field of Corn – Weird Roadside Attraction

Field of Corn in Dublin Ohio

Let’s stop here and check out the Field of Corn! What? We’re in Ohio. There is corn everywhere you look. Not like this!…

Every year after going to Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio Kayla and I pick a place to visit along our way home. This year she chooses to visit Field of Corn. I had no idea what to expect when we put the address 4995 Rings Rd, Dublin, OH into the GPS. She gave me no details only that this is a place she wants to see.

Field of Corn (with Osage Oranges)


Field of Corn in Dublin Ohio
I am expecting an actual field of corn growing out of the ground. Instead, we are driving past buildings in Dublin, Ohio and I’m thinking where can a farm of corn be in the middle of the city. “Surprise Surprise Surprise” in my head, I hear Gomer Pyle’s voice. It is a field of 109 ears of concrete corn planted (cemented) in the same plot of land where there used to be a farm that grew corn. 

Concrete Ear of Corn at Field of Corn in Dublin, OhioField of Corn (with Osage Oranges) is art installation designed by Malcolm Cochran in 1994 as a memorial to agriculture. Each ear of corn is over 6ft tall. Kayla and I had a blast running around the ears saying ‘Can you see me now?’ And hiding behind them. The ears of corn are set up to look like there is no one alike. Three molds were used to create the corn, and Malcolm arranged and rotated each one to appear differently. Two rows of Osage Orange trees line the display at one end.

Kayla standing in the concrete Field of Corn in Dublin, OhioOne of our favorite things to do on road trips is to Google weird places to visit by a city. Usually, as we are driving home, we will make a detour and explore someplace new. This country has so many beautiful and weird places to see; it would be a shame to miss these unforgettable spots.

Cement Corn is a great stop on your road trip through the marvelous state of Ohio especially when you are near Columbus. 

6 Comments

  • Kamara 31July2017 at 10:37 AM Reply

    Wow, this is very unusual! Love all the weird and wacky things you can come across on road trips.

  • lisagrabelle 28July2017 at 10:05 PM Reply

    This is soooo cool! I have to go see this. I love the idea of weird roadside attractions!

    • Heather 28July2017 at 10:18 PM Reply

      I just started trying to find them on my road trips. It makes long trips a little more fun!

  • Natalia Grygiel 28July2017 at 8:02 PM Reply

    It is a truly unusual place to visit. You had lots of fun there. Very beautiful pictures for your blog’s header and the background image.

    • Heather 28July2017 at 10:17 PM Reply

      Thank you Natalia! The header photo is Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

  • Meg 28July2017 at 4:33 PM Reply

    This actually made me LOL! Hysterical!

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