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Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden

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Address: 2 Cactus Garden Dr., Henderson, NV
Phone Number: +1 702-435-2608
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Description: Ethel M Chocolates is a Mars, Inc. brand that strives to represent the...
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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Went to the Ethel M Candy Factory and Cactus Garden on a clear day in May. Walking around the cactus garden my friend and I saw a roadrunner and a bunny munching on a bush. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Agana, Guam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Every time I get near Vegas I make a pilgrimage to Ethel M's. Their almond crisps and salted caramel dark chocolates are amazing and fresh. Raspberry cream is tart and creamy and fills your mouth with smiles. My favorite is the lemon cream enrobed in dark chocolate. Yummy,puckery goodness! To die for!... The cactus garden is nice too.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went to the Ethel M Candy Factory and Cactus Garden on a clear day in May. Walking around the cactus garden my friend and I saw a roadrunner and a bunny munching on a bush. The amount of cacti in the garden is fantastic. Some, I had never heard of or seen. After you walk around the garden, you can... More 

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Pleasant Hope, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Just a few miles from where we stayed in Las Vegas. The self-guided tour went past large windows where we could watch the candy being made. Videos and large displays on the wall explained the interesting history (the M stands for Mars!) and how Ethel M is related to M&Ms and other Mars candies. Free chocolate samples at the end... More 

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Upland, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A short drive from the Las Vegas strip is Ethel M's candy factory. A free attraction which includes a look at the candy factory, free samples of candy, and a beautiful cactus garden. A nice break from the casinos.

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San Antnio,Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Liked the cactus garden. Very nicely kept. The factory was not open, workers were just cleaning. The free candle sample was a nice touch. Bought some brittle and it was great! The sales people were very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Seal Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

I first visited Ethel M's chocolate factory and the cactus garden about 20 years ago when my dad moved to Henderson. The factory is small, and you never know when you might catch the workers in action, but it's interesting. The candy is pricey but outstanding! We bought some for my stepmom's 80the birthday party. The pecan brittle is my... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Hi, All I heard was have you been to Ethel M ,wow it is great. No it is not. It is like going to Fannie May ,it is overpriced and average. All though I will say the Cactus Garden self tour was astonishing and worth the trip. So if you want to get off the trip and walk a little... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Ethel M Chocolates produce some of the worlds best chocolates in this factory with a small store to take home many Mars lines of chocolate. Next to the factory is a fabulous four acre cactus garden with over 300 species of plants that are illuminated for holiday lighting events the whole family will enjoy.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went to Ethel M's as the advertising said that you could watch chocolate being made. However, the actual chocolate making is done on a schedule - which is NOT advertised. Consequently nothing was happening when we arrived so it made for a very short visit. They have signs saying "free chocolate samples" - first, you have to ask for... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This free attraction just a few minutes from the Strip is well worth checking out. The candy factory is fun with a self guided tour and a free sample, too. The candy shop is enticing and the chocolate mouth melting good. If you want to learn about the cactus this is your place as over 250 species are represented in... More 

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