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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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Truly a desert oasis

What fun this place is to visit. First the drive is awesome, note the old mines. Next, the date... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LovinSanDiego
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San Diego
great date

Fun place, very friendly people. Terrific selection of dates and date products. Don't miss the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff T
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Henderson
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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

What fun this place is to visit. First the drive is awesome, note the old mines. Next, the date farm is fascinating. Fun gift shop but as you enter, the delightful aroma of the baked goods is heavenly. Take home some date bread or cookies...More

Thank LovinSanDiego
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place, very friendly people. Terrific selection of dates and date products. Don't miss the date shake. Some great and scenic hikes originate at the gift shop, some ending at a cool slot canyon.

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

What a refreshing stop! They sell date products (cookies, bread, ice cream, etc), varieties of dates and even the trees! The Gift shops was really full of cute and colorful potteries, accessories, rugs, etc. We did a short trekking and it was interesting. Large cactus,...More

Thank OpaQ
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I stopped on my way to Death Valley. This is the 2nd time I've been here. They grow there own dates, which are great. I stocked up. There are also hiking trails and walked for a mile or 2. Very nice. The date shakes are...More

Thank karenbG1952WJ
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the china date ranch three times. Taking friends with us for a fun day out. Not far from death valley, about 35 miles from Pahrump, a unique place. A short canyon, date trees, gifts, date bread, date milkshakes, dates, rocks, antiques. Looks like...More

1  Thank happybillybom
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Impossible to be disappointed in a drive into this oasis. Read the history of this location. Think hikes short and long as you wish. Gift shop has reasonable prices, including antiques. Plenty variety of dates to sample and don't forget your date shake purchase. China...More

Thank sea2cu
Reviewed 25 September 2017

In Death Valley this attraction is fantastic. The green oasis is refreshing to the eyes and soul. The amount of wildlife we saw made us feel so grateful to the folks who are making it possible. In addition to purchasing the dates, and date products...More

Thank CarrelDawn
Reviewed 2 September 2017 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.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Wonderful Oasis in the middle of the desert. They have well marked signs on how to get there and is about an 1 hour and 45 minutes from my home in North Las Vegas. It was fantastic place to spend a few hours. The dates...More

Thank amp_nap
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I had a lovely visit at this farm. It's an open environment, and you can roam the trails freely and check out all the trees, read the signs, etc. There is a shop with samples. I went in late July, so they were out of...More

Thank unterreinera
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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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