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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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Nice Little Tour and GREAT Christmas Lighting

This is a nice little chocolate factory. Buying MMs there can be a little expensive but you pay for the experience. They have a GREAT Christmas light display showing the desert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the Ethel M Chocolates Factory & Cactus Garden during the Christmas season. The cacti are brightly decorated with Christmas lights. If you plan on watching them make chocolate I suggest you go during the day during the week, but the lights are very beautiful at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Go During the holidays, it is so gorgeous, and can hold its own against the strip in terms of dazzle. Each year the lighting arrangement gets batter, and the contrast of desert cactus and winter chill is always a fun way to spend an hour strolling. My kids will get a pricey but to-die-for hot chocolate and we will walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We planned to stop on the way back from Hoover Dam . . . and it was really hard to find! Once we found it, it was fine. The tour ended in the gift shop. Chocolate was good, but expensive. The cactus garden was nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a nice little chocolate factory. Buying MMs there can be a little expensive but you pay for the experience. They have a GREAT Christmas light display showing the desert foilage in full Christmas lighting - don't miss it. The hot chocolate is excellent and as are their candies.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good attraction for free! Although we went early afternoon, there was little going on in the factory which was a disappointment because this is why I wanted to take the kids. Nice to have a small assortment of M & M products on site and the gift shop was great. The cactus garden is not my thing but we did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You can visit at anytime and take a tour of the factory on how they make these delicious chocolate but the best for me is always between Thanksgiving and New Year since they have their landscape lit with millions of Christmas lights, ornaments decoration and displays and even Santa is on site.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Friend couldn't afford to leave town for vacation so I said I would take her all over town and show her Las Vegas. we drove out the way to see this and was disappointed .They were in a shift change so no watching the chocolate being made. The retail store is pricey but the staff was very nice there was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The well known free tour is very short with a free chocolate at the end. If you are going for an amazing, interactive tour go to the mob museum. You should go to Ethel M for the chocolate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My husband and I were delighted to take a tour of the Ethel M Chocolates Factory! We got to see the workers stirring the huge vats of chocolate, and to see how the machine separated the truffles and prepared them for packaging. They also gave samples of the different types of chocolate. The best part, however, was tasting their homemade... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I remembering visiting this place in March 2001 and thinking the chocolate was good, the self-tour was kinda lame, and the big cactus garden in front of the factory was great. For our most recent visit, we were there just before Christmas, and this definitely reaffirmed those first impressions! We’ve seen lots of holiday light displays, but this one decorates... More 

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