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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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Fun in the Sun and in the Theater

Came here specifically for the date shake and the gardens. Was very impressed. The free movie was very informative despite the hilarious name. Lots of kitschy souvenir items to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Kevin L
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El Monte, California, United States
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El Monte, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Came here specifically for the date shake and the gardens. Was very impressed. The free movie was very informative despite the hilarious name. Lots of kitschy souvenir items to buy, plenty of dried fruit and food items to get too. But most of all, get the date shake it's so much better than the one I got at Hadley's in... More 

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Indio, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food and service were very good. The patio setting was very nice and quiet. Being at the rear of the building makes this a nice place to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Fun, free stop. Good food and gifts. The movie is free also and the kids thought it was neat. sex of the dates was the name of it. Worth a stop by.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Typical tourist trap. Lot's of gift and fruit to buy. They had a small seating area to enjoy a date shake we did not have one.

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Indio, California
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32 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Shields has date shakes and a movie about the process of growing dates. I really enjoyed lunch outside.

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Atlanta
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went here because it is a tourist magnet. Really wanted to try the date shake ($4.75 and one size only). Looks like a blast from the past with the drink bar. Great selection of dates and other cool things. Really a tourist trap but still not much of your time will be spent just to pop in. Tried the date... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place is old, and I did not like that they advertise a garden and then charge to visit it. They have a restaurant that was full of people. And they have a theater with a movie about dates that is interesting--despite the 1950s decor. I would stop at this place if you drive by. It is worth a visit,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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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
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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
77 helpful votes 77 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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Additional Information about Shield's Date Farm

Address: Address: Indio, CA
Phone Number: 800-414-2555
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Indio
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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