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Shield's Date Farm

Indio, CA
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Indio
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Dining
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Dining
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The movie telling all about the Romance and Sex Life of a Date was wonderful! Other than that, we never did find out how to get a tour of the date farm itself ... we were ignored by staff, and the prices were sky high on everything. Trust me, The College of the Desert Market has dates at 1/2 the... More 

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Folsom, California
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199 reviews 199 reviews
25 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were staying in Palm Springs for the Christmas holidays. My wife said she remembered visiting a date farm near Indio when she was a teenager and she wanted to go for a drive. Oh, okay... "Happy wife, happy life..." So we drove down Highway 111 and found Shield's Date Farm. Lots of date samples on the... More 

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Petaluma, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
71 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We went here because our hotel concierge recommended it as the place to buy the best dates. We'll, they do have dates that are only available here, and the place is packed, but the products are expensive, and are better bought at the Palm Springs Thursday Market. Nonetheless, I can't fault them because they offer free samples and it is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Definitely get the DATE SHAKE $5 enough for 2 people to drink for sure. They now have a courtyard area for breakfast/lunch/dinner available. Also a palm garden to walk in with statues $. The price of dates has gone up since 2 years ago. We bought an 11 lb. box to split with friend. Date samples available. A fun place... More 

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San Marcos, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
67 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After walking through the store and having a date shake, take the time to take the Walk in the Garden. The walk takes you through the life of Jesus and is inspirational, Take the time to read and the signs and contemplate what you are seeing in the statuary. It is very well presented. This is a fairly new addition,... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The walk of Jesus's life was good. The date shake was so rich that 3 people might want to share. The staff was friendly. We did not eat there. The variety of purchase selections was wide! The walk is free for 2 people if you spend $25 on merchandise. Otherwise it is $5 per person.

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trail, BC
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

wow what you always wanted to know about a date and were afraid to ask!! you can try the different date varieties, who knew there was so many!! And than there is the famous "date Shake"

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I use to order my date online and I went to palm desert to visit a friend so I was close to come and check this wonderful place out and they got so many different kinds of dates and you must try there date shakes they got it's the best

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Calgary
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Shield's is an establishment that specializes in dates, all from Southern California. They have a huge selection, and if you are into dates, you can't go wrong. Lot's of sampling available. The also have an outside dining area that is pleasant. Shields also has a garden you can tour, with a Biblical theme. Cost is $25, which is waived if... More 

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Surrey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Entering the gardens through the massive gift shop is a huge clue what to expect. The gardens have an entry cost which is waived if you spent $25 in the shop. What we didn't realise though is the religious element of the garden. We also expected to be able to get closer to date production while in fact it's basically... More 

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