Traditional American field trips typically feature three main highlights—eating food, learning about history, and fording the river. Ride a wagon across history with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a day trip in Florence including lunch, dinner, a wine tasting, and a covered-wagon tour from Blue Adobe Events (up to a $95 value). This experience is available Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Blue Adobe's History Hub experience combines entertaining stories about the Southwest's history with three-course dinners and other tasty Mexican treats. The History Hub first provides patrons with a history show and lunch at Blue Adobe event center, where customers catch a live-action reenactment of western history events with a historic enchilada and taco bar serving as a backdrop. Next, guests pile into a horse-drawn wagon for a tour of 15 registered historic structures, which are described in a 30-minute audio tour that never once uses the word manticore. While en route to a wine tasting at Windmill Winery, the wagon brakes for a Quick Draw session, where guests can wring up to 20 bullets out of a Colt 45. Finally, daytrippers round off their adventure by visiting the L&B Inn for a dinner of anything from the menu, including fajitas with chicken or beef and fresh veggies, or chili con carne with unlimited tortillas.
Due to excessive heat, this tour is currently not available. Blue Adobe Events plans to resume the tour sometime in September, but the exact date is unknown. As a result, this deal's expiration date has been extended to 12/31/11.