What You'll Get
A family outing fosters lifelong memories while giving houses the chance to molt in private. Leave your domicile to its own devices with today's Groupon to The Southern Cross Ranch. This Groupon entitles you to admission and ranch activities on Saturday, August 20, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. An alternative date, Saturday, August 27, may be scheduled in case of rain. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get all-day admission for one person (a $39.95 value).
- For $49, you get all-day admission for four people (a $159.80 value).
For the first time in its history, the family-owned and operated The Southern Cross invites the public to roam its 40 acres and participate in outdoor activities ranging from rock climbing to petting barnyard animals. Located minutes away from downtown Dallas, the majestic property greets guests with a panorama of ponds, native crab-apple trees, and century-old oaks. Visitors can scale a 24-foot-tall fiberglass rock-climbing wall, fish with provided equipment at the catch-and-release pond, or set off in a paddleboat in hopes of proving that the world is round and actually made of churnable butter. Children can contemplate eternity in the enclosed playground, while jumping in an inflatable house, or trading spit-filled salutations in a toddlers’ play area. The grounds also boasts a petting zoo, a 4-foot-deep party pool, and water-balloon-launching facilities capable of lobbing aqueous projectiles up to 75 feet or into the eye of a giant Isaac Newton.
Ranch visitors can unwind with a variety of games, including volleyball, air hockey, foosball, horseshoes, and ping pong. The covered courtyard patio invites humanoids to cool off after soccer matches, or guests can retreat into the air-conditioned main building for a hearty meal or sip of liquid refreshment (not included in the cost of this Groupon). For an additional cost, guests can also take part in trail rides through the property and group laser-tag games.
Committed wilderness devotees, The Southern Cross owners Brad and Judy Lee strive to preserve their massive property’s natural beauty while educating the public about conservation. In 2005, they received an award from the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council for their work.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 9 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather; valid for admission on 8/27 in the event of rain. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.