Mixon Fruit Farm Provides Space for Wildlife Care and Education Center
Mixon Fruit Farms is proud to partner with people dedicated to preserving and helping Florida native Wildlife. We provide much needed land and shelter for injured native birds, animals, and reptiles. Mixon owners, Dean and Janet Mixon, donated the use of a parcel of their farm property for the Wildlife Education Center. The mission is to rehabilitate injured wildlife for release back into the wild, and to promote education, appreciation, and respect for wildlife.
Cages are built in the grove next to orange trees as the family-owned and operated business embraces the Florida Wildlife Preserve. We invite all to come and visit, meet the animals up close and let us share our love of wildlife with you. You will surely go away inspired by the beauty of these creatures. Our animals and birds come and go as they are treated and rehabilitated. Some are released back into the wild and some must find a permanent rescue home. We are proud to share these photographs and hope you enjoy them.
Comments from Satisfied Customers:
My family and I vacationed on Anna Maria Island in March. We stopped by your store to purchase some fruit and decided to take a wildlife tour. We could not be happier with our experience. It is truly something we will remember for years to come. My son, Hayden, loved getting close with some of the animals. Thanks for a great time.
The Orange Blossom Tram Tours are 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00. Weather permitting. Tours last approximately one hour. Closed on Sunday.
Orange Blossom Tours are $10.00 for Adults & $5.00 for Children 3-10, Plus Tax. Children under 2 are free.
Florida's Sweetest Attraction
2525 27th Street East
Bradenton, Florida 34208-7467
(941) 748-5829 • 800-608-2525
Fax: (941) 748-1085
The Groveside Market is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday. The Orange Blossom Tram Tours are 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00. Weather permitting. Tours last approximately one hour. Closed on Sunday. Mixon Groveside Cafe is open 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday. Office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.