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Address: Indio, CA
Phone Number: 800-414-2555
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Dining

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We really went there for breakfast

Not overly impressed with the walk through the the gardens. The breakfast on the other hand was outstanding. Good service and good food. Date pancakes were good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
mikennan
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was very amazed and impressed with the process of retrieving the dates from the tree to the consumer distribution state. A very lengthy labor intesive job. Would definetly come back!

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very informative and gives one a new perspective on the expense of dates. A very extensive process to get to final product.

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Spring Valley, Wisconsin, United States
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144 reviews 144 reviews
42 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My husband and I went here in January. Everyone said "you must go here" so we gave it a try. It looked like an old time tourist trap from the outside, but there is no charge to go in and see the movie about dates. The store had tons of vintage toys and candy, which was fun to see and... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Not overly impressed with the walk through the the gardens. The breakfast on the other hand was outstanding. Good service and good food. Date pancakes were good.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Before leaving for Southern California back in September 2013 to take part in an old friend's wedding, lots of coworkers provided a list of things to do while out there--one of which included trying a date shake! Honestly, a date shake sounded weird to me, but apparently date shakes beat out every other shake flavor in the region...and now I... More 

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Rocky Mountains Usa
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168 reviews 168 reviews
34 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were surprised with what we learned about dates. The date shake is worth the try! It's excellent. A fun, relaxing change of pace on our trip. Most enjoyable.

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Vancouver
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Shields has been there since before I was a girl (50+ years ago) and it is like a trip down memory lane to go there. I would be so disappointed to see it change. They have added a restaurant in the back with a view to date palms and a fountain which was just lovely. We really enjoyed the ambience;... More 

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Penticton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Shields has been in operation for years. We love their date shakes and food displays. We have pictures that go back to when we were teenagers right up to pictures now with our grandchildren.

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USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

You can eat here, its cute and antique. You will find 5 cent candy from your childhood and your parents childhood. You can also watch a movie on dating and purchase fresh dates, date ice-cream and date shakes. This place was cool and I enjoyed bringing my family.

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We heard about the Shield's Date Farm and quiet frankly, when we pulled up I thought - TOURIST TRAP! We were pleasantly surprised! It was more than a date farm. Actually, I had no idea what a date farm was until we visited, watched the movie, toured the farm. If you love dates (not our favorite) this is a must... More 

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