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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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Try the date ice cream/shake!!

If you like the sweet taste of dates you will not be disappointed! I stop by to try to shake and I was pleasantly pleased with the taste. This is not something that you get every... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you like the sweet taste of dates you will not be disappointed! I stop by to try to shake and I was pleasantly pleased with the taste. This is not something that you get every where. They told me the dates are from the local farm. It was very tasty

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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Having researched this place before I was excited to try the date shake. Outside they have little cages for you to leave your dog in, apparently a mist is suppose to fall into the cages. But the mist never hit the floor, so we took our dog inside and no one seemed to mind. The date shakes were really good.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It is worth a stop at the Travel Center in Dateland to try the famous "date shake." My wife, kids, and I stopped by for something cool and refreshing to aid us on our hot trek across the Arizona desert - what we got was more than what we'd hoped for. The regular gas station travel center is clean, air-conditioned,... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were on a road trip and returning home via the 8 and decided to revisit Dateland. The Date shakes really can't be passed up. They are just great and get the LARGE size. Not that much more for that size. When driving and drinking the date shake, you'll feel great! This visit we used another exit and saw the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was my favorite pit stop besides museums on my way back home to San Diego from Tucson. You can try everything here with dates on or in it. Famous for their Date shake. I am so happy I stumbled upon this place. I even bought several gags in the establishment and got some date sauce for my moms bbq... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Excellent stop in the beautiful Southern Arizona desert!!! Date shakes, date shakes, date shakes!!! I'll be stopping here everytime I'm driving through the area!! :)

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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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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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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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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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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Address: 1737 S. Avenue 64 E, Dateland, AZ 85333
Phone Number: 9284542772
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Dateland

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