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Address: 1737 S. Avenue 64 E, Dateland, AZ 85333
Phone Number: 9284542772
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Description: Dateland Travel Center is your trusted and friendly stop on I-8. We offer...
Dateland Travel Center is your trusted and friendly stop on I-8. We offer a full service Texaco gas station, convenience store, gift shop, RV park, Quiznos and Ice Cream Corner serving our World Famous Date Shakes!Our Texaco gas station allows plenty of room for large vehicles and motorhomes to easily maneuver in and out. The Dateland Gift Shop features unique gift items and Arizona souvenirs. In addition to the gift shop, we also have a convenience store with cold drinks, snacks, essential items, an ATM, and of course, our famous dates! Pet kennels that offer shade and misters are available for free use so your pet can be both safe and comfortable while you are inside.Our onsite Quiznos offers delicious toasty subs, flatbreads, soups, salads and wraps. Of course, a stop at Dateland would not be complete without one of our World Famous Date Shakes at our Ice Cream Corner. Bryers All Natural Ice Cream and our date ice cream are also served at Ice Cream Corner. Make sure to take a package of our World Famous Date Shake mix so you can have our date shakes whenever you have a craving.Our charming RV Park offers 46 full hook-ups, including electric and sewer, and a clean shower house and laundry facilities. Our pull thru lots are 70 feet long, which is large enough to accommodate a 45 ft. motor home with multiple slide outs and a full size tow vehicle. We offer nightly, weekly and monthly rates.
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Finally Stopped Here

I've been driving to and from San Diego for years but never have stopped here until now. I'm glad we did. We took a break, tried some dates and got fueled up for the rest of our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Sahuarita, Arizona
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Sahuarita, Arizona
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I've been driving to and from San Diego for years but never have stopped here until now. I'm glad we did. We took a break, tried some dates and got fueled up for the rest of our road trip back to Tucson.

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Houston
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230 reviews 230 reviews
62 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I had heard of this place, and stopped on our way to Surprise. They have a gift shop, Quiznos, ice cream shop, mini mart, gas, restrooms, and kennels. Read the history on their website. Very interesting. Obviously all kinds of date products for sale. They also ship. Husband and I split a date malt. We both agreed it was excellent.

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Tucson Arizona
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271 reviews 271 reviews
71 attraction reviews
1,741 helpful votes 1,741 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Whenever we travel on I-8, we always stop here. We knew this place when it looked like a shack ten or so years ago.The gift store is fun to explore. It is small, but has lots of items that we have not seen anywhere else. There are dates for tasting and for buying. Adjacent on one side is a grocery... More 

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Los Alamos
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This stretch of the road is pretty boring, a commuter path from Phoenix to San Diego for us. We decided to pull over for gas at Dateland mostly to stretch our legs. It was a nice surprise. The gas pumps were clearly labeled so you didn't end up pulling your trailer in where you could not exit. There is a... More 

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140 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Don't miss the opportunity to try all the variety of dates, and to enjoy a delicious date shake. The souvenirs area is really neat and clean. The staff is really nice and friendly. There's a lot of products made of dates. Worth it !

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Green Valley, Arizona
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We always stop here when driving between Tucson and San Diego. It has everything a rest stop should have and more. The restrooms are always clean. There is a Quiznos if you are hungry for a sandwich. The store by the gas station has any treat you could want. The gift shop sells delicious dates among other souvenir items. Perhaps... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you are traveling on I-8 between Phoenix and San Diego, Dateland rest area is a good option. There is a gas station, sub and very nice ice cream plus gift shop where you can load up on a wide variety of dates. Definitely save room for the ice cream.

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you like dates, you need to stop there. They have many varieties of dates and you can try them before deciding which one you like best. They also have ice cream and shakes of exotic flavors such as cactus. Delicious.

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We ALWAYS stop here on our trips to and from Phoenix. Plenty of places to park. Clean restrooms, gift shop, sandwich place, ice cream store, and a convenience store, and of course, fuel. Off the I-8, keep alert--you only have one exit to get there.

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Tucson, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Dateland Travel Center is a good place to stop while on the road. Clean restrooms and a BIG parking lot also. Haven't tried the date shake yet but will someday. Fun place to get out of the car and stretch your legs.

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