Mark's Tree Farm

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Customer Reviews

161 Ratings

My son and I had a great time! It was both fun and educational. Nice informal atmosphere and Mark was able to answer everyone's questions. He is both knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. We plan to go back during every season as the sky changes!
Jacquelyn W. · September 24, 2017
Had a great night, the weather was awesome and the seas were calm. The stars were pointed out with a laser which was a great way for everyone to know which star or constellation he was speaking about.
Kathleen A. · September 23, 2017
Excellent experience! Just don't forget to bundle up!!!
Amanda R. · August 30, 2017

What You'll Get

During stargazing, eyes looking through telescopes can catch glimpses of planets, galaxies, and GPS-lacking RVs. Gain gazes of wonder with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for two admissions for children 12 or younger to the Explore the Stars astronomy tour (a $50 value)
  • $40 for two adult admissions to the Explore the Stars astronomy tour (a $150 value)

Tours are offered:

  • Every Saturday between November 1 and May 1
  • Every Friday and Saturday between May 1 and July 1
  • Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between July 1 and October 31

The eponymous star aficionado at Mark's Tree Farm invites groups of 20 sky gazers to the farm's enclosed viewing area, where he guides them through a 90- to 120-minute astronomy tour. High-powered laser pointers draw temporary maps throughout the lesson, which steers eyeballs toward galaxies and planets. Mark also points out constellations, including Orion and the three huge balls of tinfoil that make up Orion’s Belt. Guests can take a break from comfortable chairs and blankets to peer through a large telescope, scouting out celestial bodies such as Jupiter, Earth's moon, or various nebulae—vivid, polychromatic gatherings of dust and gas illuminated by nearby starlight. Weather and sky conditions dictate visibility.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 17, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to weather. Children's option valid only for 12 and younger. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Mark's Tree Farm

Although its name does hint at the long, sharp-scented ranks of Christmas trees, Mark's Tree Farm acts as a gateway to many more of nature's marvels. In tribute to the powers of Mother Earth, Mark grows the trees without the use of any chemicals. The expert stargazer also invites groups to follow his laser pointer and the aim of his telescope during astronomy tours on the farm's enclosed viewing space.

Among the whispering leaves, the sharp tang of evergreen boughs mixes with the aromas of hickory and apple wood in the cooling air. Mark lubricates all of his cutting tools, which slice chips and chunks for smoking meats with canola oil, rather than petroleum-based lubricants that can carry carcinogens. He also packages firewood in custom lengths to fit in different stoves and underwhelming time capsules.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.