Maryland farm creates Curious George-themed corn maze

America’s favorite curious monkey is finding a new adventure at MD Sunrise Farm in Gambrills. Curious George will star in Sunrise’s corn maze in honor of the beloved cartoon character’s 75th birthday year. The maze, located on more than eight acres of the former Naval Academy farm, will open Sept....

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  • 50 places to take the kids in Howard County

    50 places to take the kids in Howard County

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