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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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Try the date shake!

The road in & out can be exciting. The place is full of history and now some great date palms. Go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael M
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Las Vegas
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Wonderful Oasis

Wonderful Oasis in the middle of the desert. They have well marked signs on how to get there and is... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
amp_nap
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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 2 weeks ago 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 15 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
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The ranch is well worth the visit but skip the date shake, instead hike the trails around it. The dates are good too.

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We visited the China Ranch Date Farm this April, 2017. Amazing place! What is the hidden oasis in the middle of the dessert! They have a great gift shop and there are so many varieties of dates to sample. There are baked goods available like...More

Thank Katerina S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Got a recommendation for a day trip from a Las Vegas native and set to driving (and driving and driving) west into California. Had the good sense to download the directions before leaving because we found ourselves in several spots where the GPS had no...More

Thank Kathie_n_Brien
Reviewed 4 June 2017

If you happen to be going by the Tecopa turnoff this is well worth investing an hour in. What a lovely oasis, place to take a nice walk and very interesting bakery. The people working there and those relaxing on the porch are fun and...More

Thank 3617john
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Took a lovely hike/walk through the grounds. It's an oasis in the desert. Water everywhere, beautiful trees and a great little shop to try and buy the best dates I have ever had. The drive down into the ranch is quite an adventure.

1  Thank 744Dmack744
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is a wonderful spot to visit. I agree with everything wonderful that has been said. I wanted to take a hike to the waterfall. I asked about the trail and the two employees weren't very informative and there weren't any brochures that I could...More

1  Thank draePDX
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I think some hikers have thought they died and went to heaven when they entered the ranch gift shop after stomping through the desert. It's cool, there are cold drinks, and the aroma of fresh baked date bread and assorted pastries is overwhelming. The trails...More

1  Thank Harold T
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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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