Want to see something corny? This next roadside attraction is all ears. Ears of corn, that is. Welcome to the Field of Giant Corn Cobs in Dublin Ohio!
In a large field off of the highway in Dublin, there stand 109 human-sized ears of corn each standing at 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 m) tall and each weighing in at a whopping 1500 pounds (680 kg.).
Known to some as the Field of Giant Corn Cobs, to others as just Cement Corn and, to others, as “Cornhenge” (not to be confused with Carhenge, especially since this Ohio attraction has nothing to do with the famous English stones) this roadside attraction is actually called “Field of Corn (with Osage Oranges)” and was designed and created by artist Malcolm Cochran, a professor of sculpture at the Ohio State University. The piece was commissioned by Dublin Art Council’s Dublin Art in Public Places program and was installed in 1994.
While it might just look like a field of white concrete corn, there’s a lot of meaning behind this public art. The field itself was once farmed by Sam Frantz, a leader in the use and research of hybridized corn and the art installation symbolizes the history of the community’s farming legacy and serves as a memorial to rural landscapes.
Next time you’re taking a road trip through Ohio be sure to check out this a-maize-ing field of concrete corn. It’s open from dawn to husk!
This isn’t the only corn-related roadside attraction there is, you can also find a large rotating ear of corn in Coon, Rapids Iowa . Know a better roadside attraction? I’m all ears.
Field of Giant Corn Cobs
Location: 4995 Rings Rd, Dublin, Ohio
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See