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
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
97% of 546 customers recommend
“my raegiver takes my mom so I don't know personally but she has rave reviews, they love it, this is the 2nd time and we'll keep going...very entertaining....great...”
“my raegiver takes my mom so I don't know personally but she has rave reviews, they love it, this is the 2nd time and we'll keep going...very entertaining....great animal knowledge, a perfect outing for my 90 year old mom...ice cream is also a big hit! The shop I hear is greatm very crowded today, beautiful warm weather.”
“excellent for young and old. Many animals from their rescue habitat. Excellent care and education for a good cause. Many opportunities for petting and or holding”
“arrive 30 minutes before tram schedule to ensure you will not need to wait 2 hrs for next ”
2525 27th Street East
Bradenton, Florida 34208