A recently discovered alternative to the indoors, going "outside" offers adventurous explorers exposure to things such as wind, sunshine, and the naturally occurring mazes found in cornfields. Leave the indoors with this Groupon.
$13 for a Fruit-Farm Visit for Two (Up to $27.30 Value)
Mixon Fruit Farms
If you part the branches of Mixon Fruit Farms’ citrus trees, you might spy an unusual sight: Burmese pythons, an alligator, a crocodile, and African land tortoises basking in the sunlight, surrounded by cages of roosting falcons.
The farm that began in 1939 as a 20-acre roadside fruit stand has stayed true to citrus farmer Willy Mixon’s vision of showcasing the region’s natural splendor. But in addition to an extra 50 acres of fruit trees, the farm has expanded its focus to include a wildlife refuge, where rescue volunteers nurse injured animals back to health and educate visitors on native and exotic species. The farm also hosts an on-site tropical garden along with dazzling koi ponds, and has a magical maze open to kids of all ages.
Along with daily tours of the grove and sanctuary, Mixon Fruit Farms also spotlights Florida’s bounty with citrus-infused ice cream and salads at Groveside Café. Homemade fudge and orange juice also populate the 14,000-square-foot gift shop
“it was great ,,,loved the tour of animals by Dameon ...ice cream was awesome...gift shop had all kinds of things...”
“Well worth the effort of going, everyone was very friendly, Damion was very good with the zoo part of the tour. ”
“Fun tour, very nice store with lots of things to purchase, friendly employees, good food and great ice cream and orange juice. We were vacationing in the area.”
Mixon Fruit Farms
2525 27th St E
Bradenton, FL 34208