The concept of horsepower allowed 19th-century Americans to understand the steam engine in familiar terms, just as horse speed was first measured in mammoth steps per second. Measure hoof velocity for yourself with today’s Groupon to Brookdale Farms. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a 30-minute carriage ride for up to four people (a $65 value).
- For $49, you get a 60-minute carriage ride for up to four people (a $110 value).<p>
Brookdale Farms’ fleet of horse-drawn carriages takes happy couples and quartets on tranquil, romantic rides through the streets of downtown St. Louis. Passengers lounge in an elegant vis-à-vis coach for a 30- or 60-minute ride, listening to the clop of hooves on cobblestone at Laclede’s Landing and the greetings of sailors in fish-drawn canoes at the riverfront. The service’s well-groomed percheron steeds live on large pastures at the farm in Eureka, and the drivers are experienced at making rides as pleasant and memorable as possible.
Though most people hate the feeling of getting lost, that’s the point behind spending a day at the maze at Brookdale Farms. Not because the staff wants guests to wander aimlessly, but because the maze makes for a great way to enjoy the autumn sunshine at a relaxed pace and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Open as a family-friendly jaunt during the day and as a haunted attraction at night, the maze tests navigators’ skills and affords a rare view into how scarecrows live when they think no one is looking. Outside the maze, the farm offers other autumnal activities such as pumpkin slingshots, pony rides, adrenaline-pumping ziplines, and a hay jump, inviting families to spend a full day disconnected from their televisions, computers, and employer-mandated tracking devices. The farm also has its very own pumpkin patch, where children and adults can pick their own pumpkins, especially after a nice hayride.