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Shield's Date Farm

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Address: Indio, CA
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+1 800-414-2555
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Not only do you get to taste a wide variety of dates, the tour of the grounds is very interesting, the food served in their restaurant is very good. You can also purchase many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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STRASBURG
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STRASBURG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not only do you get to taste a wide variety of dates, the tour of the grounds is very interesting, the food served in their restaurant is very good. You can also purchase many products to take home and enjoy. Definitely recommend it as a place to see while in the area.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of our tour guides asked if we had had a date shake yet? We had no idea of what he was talking about until he mentioned it was a MUST that we visit Shields Date Farm. Ok, not only was the date shake AMAZING, they have a film to view about the start of the business and how it... More 

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Indio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend and I ate lunch there, outside. The sushi was fresh and the serving was presented very nicely.

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Loveland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to Shields for a Data Shake. This is something you need to share; it is big, very rich, but very good. While you are there, be sure to see the short film "The Sex Life of the Date"

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Thank Nancy C
Indio, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shield's Date Farm not only provides a fun movie to educate visitors in the growing of dates, it has a fun gift store and lovely patio for breakfast and lunch. If you're planning on eating at Shield's, a reservation comes in handy on the weekends. It's a great place to visit and take out of town visitors if you live... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have a couple of breakfasts and lunches there. The restaurant is in an outdoors garden setting and is very nice. The food is great and is a very good value for your money. We will go there again.

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Thank Richard E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to the date farm twice visiting family in the area. Huge selection of dates and other dried fruits. Always purchase different fruits and have not been disappointed yet. The garden is so gorgeous. Little signs for this different plants and trees for the visitor not interested in the religious aspect.

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Thank Thane C
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea that dates were so tasty. I sampled all the kinds and liked the Blond the best. They taste like health candy. The movie was very informative. Dates are very labour intensive to grow and the film shows you what you must do get get the fruit to grow successfully. We decided to pay and walk through... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lots of visitors t, o our home in the Coachella Valley and we usually take them to Shield's. Huge selection of dates, restaurant with good food, expansive gift shop including trinkets and specialty foods and condiments. Lots of tasting opportunities. I wish they had a date shake made with dates rather than date crystals. Don't miss the film,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like dates it is a must stop. They have a wide variety of different dates that are grown in the area. A lot of free samples of dates and items made from dates.

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