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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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Great quick Visit

Nice to walk through viewing area of Chocolate factory, enjoy a sample, pick up a few treats or a ice cream then walk the cactus garden....especially nice to go to during the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Nice to walk through viewing area of Chocolate factory, enjoy a sample, pick up a few treats or a ice cream then walk the cactus garden....especially nice to go to during the holidays when they light up the garden with xmas lights galore.

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Springville, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The chocolate factory visit is not quite as good as it was 25 years ago, but still interesting. There really isn't that much to see and it ends up in just a big M&M gift shop. The cactus garden, however, is pretty impressive. It offers a serene setting to walk around and there is a large variety of different types... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This chocolate factory is always a nice place to break up the day. Great chocolates for every day treats and for holidays. Store is well stocked. It's fun to see them making the candy. Love the M and M part also, for gifts, and single color mm's if needed, which I did for a baby shower, customer service person was... More 

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Its a small but nice chocolate factory tour(tour is free). At the end of the tour, you will one piece of chocolate (select from milk, white and dark chocolate). I found the chocolate rate to be a little pricey, thus we didn't buy any chocolate there. After you come out of the gift shop, there is small cactus garden also.

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Ethel m's chocolate shop has become a must stop for my family if we are in the Vegas area! This may be the best chocolate I have ever eaten, and I am a chocoholic. You won't ever go wrong with a stop in this chocolate shop

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Hannibal, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were just looking for a store to buy some Ethel M Chocolates to take home to friends. We didn't realize that it was the factory and that they gave tours. It was great fun and the tour was free.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Went on Valentines Day eve and there was a special light exhibit in the cactus garden. It was wonderful! Very well maintained and very beautiful.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

While visiting Las Vegas recently, my wife and I kept hearing news reports about the first time that the Ethel M's Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden was going to be lit up to celebrate Valentine's Day. The lit garden at Ethel M's is typically a Christmastime event in Vegas, but not in February. We timed our arrival so that we... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

this place is great to take out of town visitors. the variety of cactus is outstanding. the best time to see the cactus is around the xmas holiday. the chocolate is also great (they give free samples)

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visited as part of a Hoover dam package. The tour part of the factory is an extremely short walk down a corridor where you can see the factory through glass. There was no activity in the factory because it was a weekend. So the tour is a bit underwhelming. The store is really big with a lot of selection... More 

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