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
What some people are buzzing about:
97% of 606 customers recommend
“The orange ice cream is delicious. We enjoyed the information on wildlife rescue. ”
“Get the orange and vanilla swirl cone! Tart, sweet and delicious! ”
“Very nice people from the tram tour, the guy handling the animals, the sampling of the wine and cashier. Haven't had great soft service ice cream in a long time. Yum!”