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 grassy 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 the Cement Corn Field and, to others, as “Cornhenge Ohio” (not to be confused with Carhenge Nebraska, especially since this Ohio attraction actually has nothing to do with the famous English stones) this Ohio 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 Dublin corn field was commissioned by Dublin Art Council’s Dublin Art in Public Places program and was installed in 1994.
While this weird roadside attraction might just look like a field of white concrete corn, there’s actually a lot of meaning behind these Ohio corn statues. 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. The roadside attraction is open from dawn to husk!
Concrete Field of Corn in Dublin, Ohio FAQ
The giant concrete corn statues pay homage to Dublin’s farming legacy and rural landscapes. The field this artwork stands in was once farmed by Sam Frantz, a leader in the use of hybridized corn. The project was created by artist Malcolm Cochran and commissioned by the Dublin Art in Public Places program of the Dublin Arts Council.
Each giant ear of corn is 6 feet, 3 inches tall, or 1.9 meters tall.
This isn’t the only corn-related roadside attraction you’ll find while road tripping America, you can also find a large rotating ear of corn in Coon Rapids, Iowa; The World’s Only Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota; and a Big Ear of Corn in Casey, Illinois. Know a better roadside attraction? I’m all ears.
Field of Giant Corn Cobs (Cornhenge)
Location: 4995 Rings Rd, Dublin, Ohio
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See