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Dateland Travel Center & Date Gardens

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Address: 1737 S. Avenue 64 E, Dateland, AZ 85333
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+1 928-454-2772

Dateland Travel Center is your trusted and friendly stop on I-8. We offer a...

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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Good road trip stop

If you're looking for a break on a long, desolate piece of highway (I-8), this is a great choice. The restrooms are clean and nice, the gift shop is well stocked with southwest... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have lots of what you'd expect for a truck stop place. Key feature is this is the capital of Dates. They would ship - had all kinds - chocolate covered etc. We found a great candy Clays Wild Cherry hard candy -- have ordered more flavors.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a break on a long, desolate piece of highway (I-8), this is a great choice. The restrooms are clean and nice, the gift shop is well stocked with southwest souvenirs and, best of all, you can get a date shake (or just about anything else made of dates) here along with a quick meal or snacks... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Well had to get date shakes, they were good. We have over the last 8 years had them in verrious places around Yuma. These shakes were equal to any we have had.

Thank Chuck B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This stop was a perfect stop along our road trip. It served many purposes. Stretching those legs, clean bathroom break, nifty randoms buys at the gift shop, plenty of dates and samples, and shakes!!! Quick, clean, friendly stop! Will do again if passing through!

Thank Erin H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We used to always stop in Dateland when we were much younger traveling with our parents. It was a place to stretch our legs and we always got to have a date shake (if we behaved!) On a recent trip to Yuma on the I-8, we decided to stop at Dateland to try the famous date shakes again. We hadn't... More 

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Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This is really a great place to stop off for leg stretching (the Gift Shop has lots of stuff to look at, so we make the rounds), for a treat (Those shakes are a real treat ! Got a "Cactus Shake" today (10/11), and it was so delicious), a bathroom break (the bathrooms are always super clean), and now, as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Was driving from Arizona to San Diego along route 8 or 10... What a fantastic break from mountains and sand..drive along the border which is all flat and follow a train that's also heading in the same direction.. A lot of farms and migrants..a true beauty to see how and where our fruits and veggies come from.. Then stop off... More 

El Mirage, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on our way from San Diego. Very clean restrooms & store. Great souvenirs, good prices. Had a date shake freshly made it was delicious. They have pet kennels with a misting system & water so you can leave your pet to stretch while you go inside.

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Alpine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Like one prior traveler said, we have driven by here so many times and said to ourselves, we have to stop for a Date Shake sometime. By this point in our travels we were usually more interested in getting to our destination than stopping for a break. Today we were on no timeline. The travel center is very nice, anything... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

If I were only going to stop once on I-8 when traveling between Phoenix or Tucson and California this would be my stop as it has everything a traveler could want-exceptionally clean restrooms, gas station, gift shop, huge selection of snacks and souvenirs, a Quiznos, ice cream bar featuring date shakes, a selection of their own private label date products... More 

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