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Address: 1737 S. Avenue 64 E, Dateland, AZ 85333
Phone Number: (928) 454-2772
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Dateland Travel Center is your trusted and friendly stop on I-8. We...

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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An unusual shake!

I do like dates and was anxious to try a date shake. It was very unusual tasting and very different from any other shake you ever had. I had to get used to the flavor and there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a road trip and always will now when heading to San Diego from AZ. Clean, nice restrooms. Exactly what you want when traveling with kids.

Thank barbara70159
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The store has a little for everyone. Usually just use the restroom (it's clean) and get date cookies, muffins, or bread. Those are so good! The last time we went picked up a bag of dates. They are really good to eat just by themselves. We will have to get a crate of them next trip - one bag is... More 

Thank tutana
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

What's better than a milk shake on a hot day? A DATE SHAKE!!! Not only are they fresh since they're grown right there, they are delicious. Where else can you get these? They also have cactus shakes, another odd one but delicious. I like to stop here every time we pass through.

Thank Mindbuster73
Scottsdale, Arizona
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226 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I do like dates and was anxious to try a date shake. It was very unusual tasting and very different from any other shake you ever had. I had to get used to the flavor and there are actual pieces of dates in the shake that get stuck in your straw when you are trying to drink it. After finishing... More 

Thank RSW
Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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

Thank friendly19
Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank David G
Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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434 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
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 

Thank PropellerJourney
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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!! :)

Thank Mark D

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