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Dateland is a tiny settlement in Yuma County, Arizona. It is most notable for its agriculture, growing Medjool dates and nearly every other kind of date. The town was once a World War II training outpost and the site of a Japanese internment camp. Today, it is a fun little road stop, the best place to pull off the road between Gila Bend and Yuma.

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The only real access to Dateland - and in fact, the only reason why Dateland still exists - is Interstate 8.

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  • Fill up on gas if you're down to a quarter-tank or less. Gasoline in this region of Arizona is scarce, and you don't want to get stranded in the desert. Dateland's gas prices are surprisingly reasonable considering the isolated and remote location.

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The number one tourist attraction in Dateland
  • The famous "Date Shake" is worth a stop. It's very sweet, but a tasty way to cool off in the desert heat. There is also a cafe, in case you want a larger meal, and a kitschy gift shop for dates, postcards, drinks, and other merchandise.

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  • An overnight stay in Dateland is not recommended. Better to proceed east to at least Gila Bend, or west to at least Wellton.

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Routes through Dateland
El CentroYuma  W noframe E  Casa GrandeEND

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