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)
- One-hour tram tour of the citrus grove (up to a $21.30 value)
- Two large ice cream cones from Groveside Café (a $6 value)
- Access to the wildlife refuge, children's maze, and wetland pond
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
The best part of this very hot day was later that night when we shared some of the best orange icecream ever made!Dani Aleck, Google+ Local
The tour of the groves was well done as well as being education and entertaining.davidgm009, TripAdvisor, 1/29/13
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Great tour, loved the animals & learning abt mixon fam and citrus in general! ”
“Great tour and very educational a must see!!”
“More than just citrus! They have a wildlife rescue area they walk you through and the history they give you re:the farm is very interesting. Also, lovely flower and...”
“More than just citrus! They have a wildlife rescue area they walk you through and the history they give you re:the farm is very interesting. Also, lovely flower and plant area and GREAT place for a wedding!:”
2525 27th Street East
Bradenton, Florida 34208