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 Day at Mixon Fruit Farms 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
97% of 658 customers recommend
“WE HAD A GREAT TIME. WELL WORTH THE TOUR PRICE AND THE GIFT SHOP IS WONDERFUL.”
“we were both very pleased with the tour, the employees ,the food & ice cream were the best ,everyone their did a real nice job of making us feel like Family, it was a...”
“we were both very pleased with the tour, the employees ,the food & ice cream were the best ,everyone their did a real nice job of making us feel like Family, it was a great place to visit, & so were the animals all very interesting.”
“it was great ,,,loved the tour of animals by Dameon ...ice cream was awesome...gift shop had all kinds of things...”
2525 27th St. E
Bradenton, Florida 34208Get Directions