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Mixon Fruit Farms

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Address: 2525 27th Street E, Bradenton, FL 34208-7427
Phone Number: +1 941-748-5829
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Description: Florida's most unique, treasure filled Gift Shoppe where you will find...
Florida's most unique, treasure filled Gift Shoppe where you will find more wonderful things than you can imagine. TRY THE WINE Wine sampling counter for a delightful selection of Florida Wines made with Florida grown Grapes and Mixon Oranges. BUY AND SHIP FRUIT All of Florida's Finest Citrus Fruit and Fresh Squeezed 100% Florida Juices for you to buy TOUR ON THE ORANGE BLOSSOM EXPRESS Orange Blossom Express Tours run Monday through Saturday at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00; weather permitting. Tours last about an hour. • Ages 11 to Adult $10.00+tax • Ages 3-10 $5.00+tax • Children under 3 Free ALSO AVAILABLE Group Tours for Schools, Home School Groups, Organizations, Clubs and Reunions available with lunch for groups of twelve (12) or more.
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An outing for 14 ladies

We had a delightful visit to Mixon's Farms. It started with a Orange Blossom Express Tram ride through the groves with a delightful hostess. We stopped back in the groves at a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Carolyn G
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Bradenton, Florida
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Cottonton Al
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The cost to ride the tram through the groves is $10.00 each, which is a bit steep for what you see. Went on the 11:00am tour of family owned orange groves then saw animal refuge where wounded or abandoned exotic animals are cared for. Saw crocs, boa constrictor, baby, alligator, raccoons, skunks, hawk, tortoises, owl, wild pig. Curator of refuge... More 

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Mixon F, Manager at Mixon Fruit Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review . For the price of $10.00 plus tax you received a little more than an hour of entertainment and educational tour. We try to cater to everyone to make it an enjoyable and memorable experience. Thank you for stopping in. More 

Pittsburgh
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97 reviews 97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We made a special trip and were in and out pretty quickly. We did not want to wait an hour for the tram tour so we missed that. Inside the store we tried some fruity wine (glad to find the Key Lime wine that we love) and bought the orange ice cream we read about which was very good (turns... More 

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Mixon F, Manager at Mixon Fruit Farms, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review. Wish you had more time here to take in more of what we have to offer. The plant is open for self-guided tours and has videos to show what the operation looks like when we are running fruit. Fruit is normally in season from late October to May. We are open all summer and have... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a delightful visit to Mixon's Farms. It started with a Orange Blossom Express Tram ride through the groves with a delightful hostess. We stopped back in the groves at a Wildlife Preserve dedicated to rescuing injured and orphaned animals. Time was taken to introduce us to each animal and many were taken out of their cages... so it... More 

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Mixon F, Manager at Mixon Fruit Farms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very detailed review of Mixon's and the 5 bubbles rating! We really appreciate you taking the time to post. Hope you can return soon. Thanks again! More 

Bradenton, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We can't wait till the honey bell oranges arrive! We send our moms and a few other friends gift baskets of oranges and grapefruit. They love it and ask about when are they getting their fruit every year. We started something we can't stop.

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Mixon F, Manager at Mixon Fruit Farms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for mentioning our fruit shipping in your review of Mixon's and the 5 bubbles rating! We started back in 1939 as just a little fruit stand and the fruit shipping started not too long after that. We really appreciate you taking the time to post. Hope you can return soon. Thanks again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great local citrus grove. Fabulous grapefruit -we always bring an extra suitcase to take a bag home. And you have to have the orange swirl ice cream its the best.

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Mixon F, Manager at Mixon Fruit Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and giving us high marks. The pink grapefruit is one of my favorite and the Orange swirl ice cream is always a big hit for our customers and employees. Thank you again and hope to see you again soon. Have a safe trip home. More 

Clermont, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A gift shop mainly. Maybe my expectations are too high, but compared to the orange groves in the Central Florida area, the grove here pales in comparison. Trees looked unhealthy. Tour seemed a bit over priced for what is offered. The main attraction seems to be the gift shop/market. Which is what you would expect - a gift shop. In... More 

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Mixon F, Manager at Mixon Fruit Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and satisfactory rating. For the price of $10.00 plus tax you received a little more than an hour of entertainment and educational tour. We try to cater to everyone to make it an enjoyable and memorable experience. Thank you for stopping in. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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146 reviews 146 reviews
40 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Mixon fruit farms is much larger than most of the other citrus groves you might visit, with a lot more to offer. They have a good size bakery, plenty of citrus and Floridian souvenirs and gifts and their standout ice cream stand in the back. Make no mistake, the ONLY reason I come here, like all the other citrus groves... More 

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Mixon F, Manager at Mixon Fruit Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. Seems our Ice cream is always a big hit. Mixon's have tours once in a while and normally are very organized with one or more of our staff with a planned itinerary. Most of the tours eat in the Honey bell hall after their tour of the grove so our deli is free to... More 

Bradenton, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You can sample the oranges and grapefruit as well as juices before you buy. The orange/vanilla cones are great and the little deli serves good food. Lots of fun touristy items for sale, homemade fudge (free samples) and the employees are always helpful and friendly.

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Mixon F, Manager at Mixon Fruit Farms, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review and giving us high marks. Hope you can return soon. More 

Bellbrook
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a place that is off the beaten path, away from the beach, a good rainy day trip. They are closed on Sundays. But if you've had too much sun, and you'd like to see more of Florida off the beaten path. This is a nice little side trip. They offer lunch, wine tasting, many souvenirs, Orange ice cream,... More 

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Mixon F, Manager at Mixon Fruit Farms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the 5 bubble review! We really appreciate you taking the time to post it. Hope you can return soon. More 

Houston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have been here quite a few times over the years and was really disappointed with the last stop at the store. It gives the impression of being very unfriendly with signs all over saying don't do this, don't do that, not very welcoming at all. You can't even pick out individual fruit by yourself, everything is bagged. There are... More 

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