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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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If your looking for something different to do you can go on a short tour through the chocolate factory which leads to the store with FREE samples and candy for purchase. They also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Henderson, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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Illinois City, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If your looking for something different to do you can go on a short tour through the chocolate factory which leads to the store with FREE samples and candy for purchase. They also have a cactus\desert plant garden outside which is also educational.You can get there on the city bus.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was not the first time my wife and I have visited Ethyl M's, we go to Las Vegas once a year and it has turned into somewhat of a pilgrimage to chocolate. The staff are all very friendly and helpful when making selections of what will be your favorites. The products are all of very high quality and sampling... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great experience with fine chocolate made on site by the Mars Candy family. They will give you samples of their chocolate at no cost and you can visit the cactus garden outside. They have cactus from around the world. Very special treat and experience. Well worth the visit.

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Mesquite, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a small attraction but has a great cactus and desert plant garden. Also an outlet for M&M products that has some fun things and they decorate for major holidays and are open late with great lights and photo points.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stopped in on way home from Hoover Dam. Nice diversion. Tiny "tour" is really a peek into the factory. Then the shop. Garden is nice if you like cacti! I'm more of a forest person. But the garden is large and pretty.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

As the title says - fabulous display of cacti but the factory was a corridor with glass on one side to look at people working. It lead very quickly to a shop where you were 'encouraged' to buy chocolate. At least it was very good chocolate!!

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Way too expensive for the quality & the cactus garden is nothing at all. The M&M's shop is ridiculous pricey. There was no chocolate being made at all.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I come here every single year to see all the decorations. Millions of lights up on the cacti. I just love it. You can also go inside and purchase some high quality chocolate, coffee, or hot chocolate. The let you watch them make the chocolate when the workers are there and it's really cool to see as well.

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Harpers Ferry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

who doesn't like chocolate? Nice quick stop, nice gift shop, tour of candy facility, great samples. Purchased chocolates, and candy with ice packets so didn't melt in car. Great touch. Cactus garden is beautiful.

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