Hardy's Reeindeer Ranch is a popular Illinois destination for families and travelers that are wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and commune with nature and have fun. The Reindeer Ranch was established back in 1995 when husband and wife Julie and Mark Hardy purchased a couple of reindeers primarily to help them market the different species of evergreens that they grow in their farm, which they have ordered straight from Alaska. Hardy's Evergreen Acres and Reindeer Ranch is extremely popular among families for its famous corn mazes. Spanning almost 10 acres wide, these corn mazes are designed to provide hours of fun for you and the entire family as you search for six different punch holes scattered throughout the entire maze and finding your way out. For some added thrill and excitement, try conquering the corn maze at night as you light your way only with the flashlights you are carrying. While you are here, make sure that you take part on the Reindeer Tours offered in the ranch. Here, you are able to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures as you feed them with treats and they reach over to give you a kiss on the cheek.