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China Ranch Date Farm

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Address: 8 China Ranch Road, Tecopa, CA
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+1 760-852-4415
09:00 - 17:00
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When traveling through the Death Valley area consider visiting beautiful...

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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Beautiful Oasis near Tecopa, California

Be sure to take a walk through the date orchard and explore the little creek. The date farm is an amazing enterprise that is also a project that preserves a special environment... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be sure to take a walk through the date orchard and explore the little creek. The date farm is an amazing enterprise that is also a project that preserves a special environment. I'm not a big fan of dates, but this place is an amazing spot, an oasis that was preserved from inappropriate development by a very forward thinking family.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we went the extra miles to seek out this funky venue down a canyon. The road is paved a good but of the way but then hard packed. Informative history signs are helpful en route to this working farm. The gift shop on food stand offer date tastings of more than half dozen varieties. It's so nice to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally made it out to the China Ranch Date Farm. It was a perfect day-trip destination on a sunny but chilly Las Vegas day (the ranch was about ten degrees warmer than Las Vegas), and a great place to give the AWD on our Subaru a workout (the last mile or two of the road into the ranch is unpaved,... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been here several times, but always a delight to take new folks there and watch their eyes and wonderment at the drive in. Very cordial staff at the farm. Be sure you take home some dates and date bread. always fresh!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Fun place to stop.as you head down this narrow desert canyon you have doubts, then it opens up to an amazing oasis scene. Once there you can explore walking amongst the date palm trees from all over the world. Have a famous date milkshake in the store you can also purchase Dates,date bread and curio's. Lots of nature hiking trails... More 

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Washington state
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Went here one day and I wish I had more time to spend there! Great day trip from Vegas. Beautiful place and yummy dates! Next time I plan to hike around more. Go early, it gets hot. Enjoy a date milkshake, cookies, and bring home a souvenir. When you leave there are some natural hot springs . Go to the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

In the middle of the desert you will encounter an Oasis. Such a nice spot to walk, sit and rest, enjoy the date groves. We highly recommend you go out of your way and visit this farm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Interesting place to visit en route to Death Valley or just as a daytrip from Las Vegas. Sample several varieties of dates; try a date milkshake (sweet, but good) or home-baked date muffins, cookies or bread. Wander through the date palm groves. Several trails to follow for hikes.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I found out by accident that there was a date farm in Tecopa while checking out the hot springs. I was floored. During the drive through desert on dirt roads, I really questioned the sanity of such a venture, but was pleasantly surprised when the oasis of date trees popped into view. The dates were excellent! The store offers a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Early morning visit and lost people there already. We had a date shake, tried some dates and a date cake and coffee for breakfast, had a site out on the sun and mooched about Lots of walkers and hikers there and you can stroll around the date farm. Nice to see the farm/ranch used agains after so many years abandoned.... More 

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