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Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden

Address: 2 Cactus Garden Dr., Henderson, NV
Phone Number: +1 702-435-2608
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Ranked #1 of 5 Shopping in Henderson
Type: Gardens, Tours, Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Ethel M Chocolates is a Mars, Inc. brand that strives to represent the very best chocolates of the...
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Tours, Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Ethel M Chocolates is a Mars, Inc. brand that strives to represent the very best chocolates of the Mars portfolio (M&M'S(R), SNICKERS(R), DOVE(R), TWIX(R), and more). Since 1981, our factory has been located at its original location in Henderson, NV, where we maintain the tradition of crafting gourmet chocolate gifts from Ethel Mars' original recipes. Learn more about our chocolates and shop online or visit Ethel M Chocolates in Henderson to view the factory, explore the cactus garden and taste gourmet samples. Remember, though, in order to produce high quality premium chocolate, we have a varying production schedule, and can not guarantee that the chocolate factory will be producing chocolate at all times. You WILL have the opportunity to learn how Ethel M Chocolates has been made for over 30 years, taste some of our chocolate samples, and visit our chocolate gift shop. Choose from our premium chocolate collections or pick your favorite pieces in a Design Your Own box. Ethel M makes the perfect gift for that special someone, a friend, or even a great self indulgence. Finish your visit with a stroll through our botanical cactus garden, one of the largest in the southwest United States, featuring over one hundred varieties of cacti and exotic plants.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

We came back after a Hoover Dam visit; somewhat difficult to find as there is a Sunset Road and Sunset Way at the same junction. The "tour" was self guided, towards the end of the day with one line - enrobing - in operation, it took a total of 5 minutes. The "gift" shop was the expensive chocolates. The cactus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

We took a drive to the factory to see how they make Ethel M Cocolates. You walk in and behind a glass window thru a hallway, you can watch the process how the chocolates are made. From bars of choc, to melting into molded trays, boxed and packaged. You see workers in white uniforms, hairnets and with gloves supervising the... More 

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winnipeg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Having recently been to the Kilwin's chocolate factory in Michigan, I was looking forward to this one. The first disappointment is the gift shop in front that sells thins like M and M's. (ok, MOSTLY m and ms). We went on a Saturday and that is NOT the day to go since nothing is in production (go during the week).... More 

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SLC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a very small facility. We stopped in for the factory tour which is a lame walkway with a few signs overlooking the (non)production area. After the extremely brief "tour" we stopped in the chocolate shop and were given a single chocolate coin to taste. The chocolates are delicious, but not the best I've had and they are overpriced... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I wanted to be outdoors bicycling or hiking today, but the gray, dreary, rainy on-and-off weather promoted a look at other things to do. Amazingly I had never heard of this place so off to check it out! Nice tour to watch each stage as long as I wanted.....they were making their brittle. Loved the dark chocolate sample and as... More 

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Ethel M Factory is a treat on any day but during the Holidays it is spectacular. The gardens are filled with hundreds of species of cactus, holiday figures, and trees all lit to perfection. Take the kids around 4:15 pm and watch as the gardens are lit up with thousands of lights. Santa is there too and you can... More 

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

On our recent trip to Las Vegas we decided to get out and explore other areas off the strip. The Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden was such a delight and magical area. We arrived around 4 PM to stroll through the cactus garden during the daylight and then go in and tour the factory. Watching the process of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Came earlier in the year, before holidays. Miss loved the chocolate and were excited seeing the rabbits and lizards and birds in the botanical cactus garden. Did the whole tour and took our time. .. not more than an hour and a half. But seeing the lights at Christmas time ... let's just say I worked at Disneyland and was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great place for the Holidays. Fun for all ages with the area decorated for the Christmas season. Has become a yearly need to do for the family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited after hearing great things about the holiday lights throughout the cactus garden. It was awesome! very well done, all lit up for the holidays. And the chocolate was the best ever, too. Especially the pecan brittle, dark chocolate covered espresso beans. Nothing topped the made to order Mexican Hot Chocolate we had while we walked through the garden... More 

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