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Shield's Date Farm

Indio, CA
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Indio
Type: Farms
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Dining
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Hudson, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

First, I had never had a date before in my 50 years. We watched the short film 'The Sex Life of a Date', toured the date trees and finished up with a date shake. Had a great time, very interesting! Have been to Palm Springs several times and make this one of our favorite stops!

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Redlands, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Date shakes are pretty amazing so this was no exception. There is a brief movie you can watch on the reproduction of dates (called the "the dating and sex life of the date" or something) but it was pretty informative. There is a biblical garden that you can walk through -- whether Christian or not, it is a nice walk... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

All my life stopping here has been a family tradition. And recently I returned here on my way to Palm Springs. The date shakes are just as good as I remembered and the place hasn't changed one bit. Part of the charm I guess. Be sure to catch the dating and sex life of a date movie, still the original... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We saw signs and Googled them and we stopped to try their shakes. Amazing! We didn't get a chance to try the restaurant so we're going to try to go back next year.

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Edmonton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you stop by for only one reason, have one of their fabulous date shakes. Would advise you share one as they are extremely rich, but worth it!

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Seattle, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited Shield's Date Farm with a large group of family members and had lunch outside. It was a hot day, but there were a pretty good amount of umbrellas and misters so it wasn't too uncomfortable. Besides the farm being a beautiful area, we really enjoyed the food at the restaurant. Dates are, of course, incorporated into much of... More

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Newark, CA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We visited here 12 yrs ago and thought this was one of the most amazing spots in greater Palm Springs. We never knew that these delicious morsels came in so many varieties. Anyhow, you can sample some varieties on the counter along with other items such as nuts, candies, etc., near the cashier. They run a short film that shows... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Date ice-cream, interesting video on the sex life of a date and nice shop made for an interesting stop on our coach tour.

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Atascadero, California
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231 reviews 231 reviews
83 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

What a fun Stop. I continue to seek those fun odd little places and this qualifies. I must admit that in my teens that the desert was a place that was frequently visited, especially since we were only 50 miles from Indio and 30 miles from Palm Springs. So, stopping at Shields was a bit of history and nostalgia combined.... More

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Peachland, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My friends and I stopped for lunch. It was a beautiful sunny day and the outdoor eating area was attractively set up. The menu was interesting and had many 'date' dishes. My friend ordered Shields Signature Date Burger which was very good. My other friend ordered a non-date dish - shrimp sandwich which was nothing special. I ordered Chorizo Stuffed... More

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