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Dateland Travel Center

Address: 1737 S. Avenue 64 E, Dateland, AZ 85333
Phone Number: 9284542772
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Dateland
Type: Shops, Shopping
Owner description: Dateland Travel Center is your trusted and friendly stop on I-8. We offer a full service Texaco gas...
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Type: Shops, Shopping
Owner description: 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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Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Yes. Love it. Every single time we go to Yuma we have to stop there. I need them! If you haven't tried it and you're nearby get one.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Can you really make a living with a road stop dedicated to dates? I guess so! We stopped in for the famous date shake and ended up buying date ice cream, several boxes of dates, date butter, date shake mix, and date sugar, not to mention a few other snacks that were not even made with dates!! They saw us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Stopped there today for fuel and snacks. Owner was very rude when accidentally dropped napkin on floor after cleaning up a small spill. I feel sorry for the employees that have to work for this man.

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I stopped here a few times going back and forth from Yuma and Phoenix. They got plenty of munchies and little trinkets that will have you killing time and giving you a laugh. They sell date shakes and apparently they are world famous... I didn't have one. I'm not one to risk having bubble guts on a 3-4 hour drive..... More 

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tucson
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We stop here every time we are headed to San Diego (from Tucson). The first time (in their old location), we thought we would be brave and try a date shake, so we got one to split between the four of us. Within 2 minutes, we had bought three more! SO GOOD! I always stock up on dates while they... More 

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Wittmann, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have always wanted to try a date shake from Dateland, Arizona and on our way back from Yuma we stopped at the Travel Center to get one. My husband wasn't sure he wanted one, but once he got it he was glad he did. He loved it. I also loved mine. Will have to get a bigger one next... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had a wonderful lunch at Quiznos and some of the best "tourist trap" shopping in Arizona. Got some dates and fun novelty post cards and many great priced gifts. Rest room clean and nice. Big convenience store too. There was a place for pets to be in the misted shade outside the building, covered and in little private shelters. A... More 

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Charna W, Owner at Dateland Travel Center, responded to this review

So happy to hear that your experience with us was such a hit, Cayce! We know how long the road can be, so we're happy to offer up a place for you to stop, stretch your legs, and grab a bite to eat and some sweet treats! We sure hope you're enjoying those dates -- you'll have to let us... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The modern version of a "roadside attraction" dating to the '50's ... Despite the train noise, often plan to stay in the RV Park. Usually, we drive to the West, out the rear, passing along the date palm "plantation" on the former US 80 alignment... for that "back in the day" feel. The featured, super rich date milk shakes are... More 

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Charna W, Owner at Dateland Travel Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words here, Carracar! We try to stay true to our roots in everything we do, so it's great to hear you always come to us for that "back in the day" feel. We'll hope to see you the next time you're driving through -- we've got a Date Shake with your name on it! Happy... More 

Viera, FL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was my 5th time staying at the RV Campground while leading a group of bicyclist from San Diego to St Augustine. I would not have stayed the 2nd time if this place was not over the top good. Everything is well managed, clean and affordable. Best bedroom on my entire trip. Date Shakes! Whether you are just passing throug,... More 

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Charna W, Owner at Dateland Travel Center, responded to this review

Your 5th time? Wow, Bubba! I couldn't be happier to hear that your experiences with us have kept you coming back time and time again. We pride ourselves on serving up a top-notch experience on all levels, so your kind words are much appreciated. See you for your 2015 Date Shake! Cheers, Charna Walker, Owner More 

San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Driving from San Diego to Sedona is beautiful in parts but the 2 highlights are Dateland (the date shake rocks) and arriving at sunset to the red rocks of Sedona. Dateland share its site with a Quiznos and a gas station which makes for a very efficient stop. They have the best selection of dates I've ever seen and samples... More 

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Charna W, Owner at Dateland Travel Center, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear that we've come to be a highlight of your trip, Carolyn. The road from San Diego to Sedona can certainly be a long one, so we're happy to provide a clean, comfortable place for you to stop and fill up — your car and your belly! We so appreciate this lovely review and will look... More 

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