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China Ranch Date Farm

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8 China Ranch Road, Tecopa, CA
+1 760-852-4415
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Wonderful desert oasis

You enter by means of a road descending through a gray mud hill canyon and then the green spot in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven P
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Pueblo, Colorado
wow! Amazing farm in the middle of nowhere

Loved the date trees and the date shake! Definitely worthwhile visiting! Best is to go when... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Zita H
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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When traveling through the Death Valley area consider visiting beautiful China Ranch, near Tecopa California. China Ranch is a family owned and operated small farm, a lush piece of greenery amidst the forbidding Mojave Desert near Southern Death Valley. Imagine towering cottonwoods and willows by a wandering stream, date palms and abundant wildlife, all hidden away in some of the most spectacular scenery the desert has to offer.The Ranch is also rich in history. The Old Spanish Trail is within walking distance, as is the historic Tonopah & Tidewater railroad bed. Hike to nearby abandoned mines if you wish, or just relax and browse through our store.We offer several varieties of California dates as well as our own hybrids. Try some delicious date nut bread, muffins or cookies, or take home one of our unique hand-crafted gifts.If you are interested in learning more about the wildlife, plants or history of the area, try one of our interpretive guided nature walks. Learn about the geology, botany, birds, and early man in the area. The Old Spanish Trail comes alive again and much more. Visiting China Ranch can be a wonderful one day adventure or highlight of any trip to Death Valley.We are not a resort or tourist development, but rather a working family farm in a truly unusual setting.
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8 China Ranch Road, Tecopa, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You enter by means of a road descending through a gray mud hill canyon and then the green spot in the desert comes into view. Once at the ranch you will find a gift shop with date and date products for sale. The ranch also...More

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the date trees and the date shake! Definitely worthwhile visiting! Best is to go when you'll be traveling to Tecopa Hot Springs

Thank Zita H
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

My mom had been here over 20 yrs ago with a tour group and thought my 10 yr old and i would enjoy a date trip to visit. We arrived from Las Vegas and the drive through the empty mountains and desert was beautiful and...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Love the road to it, the yummy dates, the China Ranch history, and now the river trail. Oh, and a date shake, of course.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

The road in & out can be exciting. The place is full of history and now some great date palms. Go for a hike around the place while you are there. Sample the dates & buy your favorites. They are expanding and adding more trails...More

1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Take a risk and find China Ranch! Once there you will be glad you went. Amazing history and environment. This is not your typical destination but it is a trip worth taking.

1  Thank Pat S
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful date farm tucked away and hidden. Great signs leading you there. Could smell the baked goods as soon as we pulled in. Getting hot about now but some great shade and a breeze to stay cool as we enjoyed our date shake!! Clean restroom...More

1  Thank Wendy K
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Having been here twice before. I knew it be a blessing to visit. First request was to have a date shake. On a hot day this was a plus. And of coarse purchase dates to bring home. They land is full of date trees. And...More

Thank Tina E
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We come to Tecopa for the amazing hot springs water, and to tour and hike at Death Valley National Park and at the China Ranch Date Farm. And, to have a date shake. We hadn’t been for about three years, and were surprised to see...More

1  Thank dougnorm
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

This place is definitely off the beaten track, but people seem to find it anyway. Drive off Hwy 127 from Death Valley and pass through Tecopa and follow the signs to the Ranch. It's fun to drive slowly through steep canyon walls and emerge into...More

2  Thank TartanCat57
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Response from Jon F | Reviewed this property |
No elevators, but really not to many stairs that can't be avoided. Make sure if you have a wheelchair involved it can handle gravel well enough because the road/paths are mainly gravel and dirt. If you park on the lower... More
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