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Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden

2 Cactus Garden Dr., Henderson, NV
+1 702-435-2608
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Ranked #1 of 5 shopping in Henderson
Type: Factory Tours, Gardens, Tours, Specialty Shops
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Come visit the Ethel M Chocolates factory, botanical cactus garden, and chocolate gift shop. Ethel M offers visitors the opportunity to look through... more » Owner description: Come visit the Ethel M Chocolates factory, botanical cactus garden, and chocolate gift shop. Ethel M offers visitors the opportunity to look through our viewing aisle into the chocolate factory and Ethel Mars's Kitchen where we make Pecan Brittle, Chocolate Bark, and all of our signature fillings. Our viewing aisle window is open Monday - Thursday from 8am - 4pm, but for optimal viewing of chocolate production, mornings are best. Please note, 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. We can guarantee that you will get the opportunity to learn how Ethel M Chocolates has been making chocolate for over 30 years, as taste some of our free chocolate samples and visit our chocolate gift shop. Choose from our premium chocolate collections or pick your favorite pieces from our chocolate cases. Ethel M makes the perfect gift for a friend or even a great self indulgence. Finish your visit by strolling our beautiful botanical cactus garden. Our botanical cactus garden is one of the largest in the southwest United States and features over one hundred varieties of cacti and exotic plants. « less
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Bountiful, UT
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Erhel's I always a must visit when we go to Vegas. Love the Peanut Butter and Jelly, and the brittle are a must. Well worth the visit, if only to pick up chocolates!!!

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I've been visiting Ethel M for many years now - It's just 20 minutes outside the city limits in Henderson, Nevada. I love to walk through their cactus gardens and photograph them. You'll see an occasional curious prairie dog or chipmunk. I also always enjoyed walking through the chocolate factory viewing area. You can watch the employees making the delicious... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Nice quick self guided tour . Very interesting on how chocolates are made short walk thru and a free piece of very good chocolate. Also has nice store to buy there fine chocolates. After your done tour there very ice catus park. All of thisis free. But you will want to spend some money to take home some of their... More

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a great spot to visit when you're in the Las Vegas area. The factory was closed for renovation so we did not get to tour. But the store was open. Very friendly wait staff in both the factory store and M&M World. We also walked around the Cactus Garden and enjoyed learning about the different species of cacti.

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We got taken here as an afterthought on the way back to Vegas. We saw the chocolate production line (although not a great deal was actually going on whilst we watched), sampled the freebies and had time wandering around the shop, The chocolate was OK, but not sensational. We thought the packaged stuff in the shop was VERY expensive for... More

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I knew before our visit that the "tour" was a self-guided one but, despite that, I was disappointed that it was essentially a walk down a single hallway: On one side were plate glass windows overlooking some workers rolling out peanut brittle (or something like it) on the workfloor, and on the other side (the wall) were some news clippings... More

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Have visited Ethel M's a few times over the past 10 years. Absolutely love the cactus garden when decorated with Christmas lights. Not as awesome when it's hot outside. The tour is more like a big window where you can watch them make chocolates. The price of the chocolate is high, but the quality of chocolate is very good. I... More

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I went to see the Cactus Garden when it was decorated with Christmas lights; I found it to be a beautiful sight. To me it was worth the visit.

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Sadly, our bus driver only gave us 20 minutes to see all of this place (NOT ENOUGH!) I rushed through and got to the shop to buy the chocolates that I wasn't familiar with, but trusted in them. I got a nice selection box and have pretty much inhaled the contents. This chocolate is AWESOME!!!!!! I bought a little more... More

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South Durham USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After reading all the reviews online, we thought this would be a good non-gambling oriented activity during our stay in Las Vegas. It wasn't. About the only good thing I can say is that they don't charge admission. But they make up for it by charging you an arm and a leg for chocolate at the end of the "tour"... More

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