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Shields Date Garden

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Many date varieties, a movie and souvenirs

The Coachella valley is about dates, and Shields has been leading the way. You may see some date... read more

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A friend suggested I try a date shake in Indio on my last road trip. It took me a couple of... read more

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Shields Date Garden has been part of the Coachella Valley for more than 90 years. Although many things have changed, Shields commitment to excellent quality and customer service remains. We invite you to visit our store/restaurant. Tour our...more
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80225 US Highway 111, Indio, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92201-6538
+1 800-414-2555
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Reviewed yesterday

The Coachella valley is about dates, and Shields has been leading the way. You may see some date varieties in the store, which you have never seen or heard of. They are gracious hosts and offer samples, and you also can buy a date shake...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend suggested I try a date shake in Indio on my last road trip. It took me a couple of minutes to realize she wasn't talking about a dating app. I was not disappointed, the flavor was amazing, might be too sweet for some,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable visit which can include a light lunch. A great gift shop with unique gifts, including date gifts. The counter is old fashioned and charming and the date shakes are GREAT. The back garden is often closed. The whole place is worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little trip to Shields Date Garden. The information regarding the production and harvesting of dates is qquite informative. They have a cute little screening of the history of the Sheild's date production, the growing of the dates and lots of information you didn't know...More

Thank Tambroo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place didn't used to feel this way. Only recently have they seemed to get out of touch with their roots. Unreasonable pricing on too many items. Starting to look more like Hadley's in Cabazon. Also, their date shakes are frozen/pre-maid and with the smallest...More

1  Thank unhappymeal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick visit to Joshua Tree, but wanted a good meal before heading back to the PHX. This place was a perfect place for couples, groups and families. The make their own bread, have specials with dates on hamburgers, and Adam was awesome even...More

1  Thank LISA R
Reviewed 30 August 2018

If you love dates, the Shields Date Garden will not disappoint. Of course, we didn't take the garden tour for the reasons others have mentioned about it being predominantly Christian-themed rather than date-themed (it was also about 100 degrees). The 18 minute documentary is however,...More

2  Thank HardBop
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went to Shields Date Shake garden. its a good place to taste dates, see the Sex life movie on the dates, and have a date shake. They only sell date shakes at 24 ounce size. So we ordered that It was very good -...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We didn’t walk around the gardens. The girls at the counter warned that it’s not a date farm/garden but a Christian-themed garden. We tried the date samples but no one explained the type of dates. There was even a fresh date (yellow bahri dates) to...More

1  Thank PrincessDumpling
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We made two trips here. We had originally intended to tour the gardens, but given that the thermometer was over the century mark we elected to come back earlier the next day. Day one was spent sampling the different date varieties followed with a date...More

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Catherine D
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Hwy 111, Indio, Calif
Arne E
21 April 2015|
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easy to find:on hwy 11 1,east of monroe ave,across fro"jackalope restaurant big signs on 111 east of monroe ave.,on right hand side of 111,huge parking lot directly in front of"shield's date farm,hope this helps,richard m.