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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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Providence, Rhode Island
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The Ethel M Chocolate factory is a self guided tour of a the candy making facility, and when they are making candies, the walking tour can be very, very informative, but the outdoor experience inthe Cactus Gsardenis really womething to write home about. I never knew there were so many varieties of cactus, and this garden shows them all off... More

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East Wenatchee, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The chocolate is the draw, and there is plenty of it packaged in many ways, but the bonus gem is the cactus garden. For most of us, desert flora is mysterious and an exotic contrast from our gardens at home. The plants here are well-marked and arranged along walking paths optimized for a comfortable stroll.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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95 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ethel M chocolate factory is a quick stop included in most canyon and Hoover Dam tours. Most tours in major cities around the world always have a tourist stop to let you get out, use the bathroom, and buy from the local establishment. This is a quick stop and only uses about 15-20 minutes of your time. Ethel M chocolates... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Ethel M Chocolate Factory is located in Henderson, NV, about a 15 min ride from LV. It well worth the time to tour the factory and beautiful cactus gardens (if you have your own vehicle), and sample the goods.

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Delaware
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a nice surprise. It's a small chocolate factory, that allows you to view the production thru glass. At the end of the tour, you get a small treat of chocolate, and of course you end up in the store. Lots of goodies there!! But, the part I loved the most was the adorable walk thru their cactus garden.... More

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Elon College, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My wife and I stop here every time we are in Vegas. I love their pecan brittle and my wife loves their chocolate liquors. The garden is nice and over the past 10 years it has really matured and has some shady spots for a short stroll.

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Santa Clarita, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Ethel M Chocolate factory, but the "tour" is a short walk passed windows overlooking the factory. You don't go inside the factory. Through the windows, you get to witness the mixing, pouring, cooling and packaging of the chocolates which was fun, and smelled wonderful. You are led straight into (of course) the gift shop,... More

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Churchton, Maryland
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Chocolates were very good, creamy and rich and accordingly pricey. The short, self-guided chocolate factory tour was interesting and showed the careful hand-crafting that goes into making Ethel M chocolates. Everyone gets a sample at the end of the tour. There is an adjoining store to purchase Ethel M chocolates, and another shop that sells every type of M&M imaginable.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A quick ride from Vegas if you've got a car. Both the candy factory and the cactus garden are self-guided. They make and sell their own gourmet chocolates which were delicious. There is also an M&M store on-site because they are a division of Mars Candy. The cactus garden is lovely too. It's a a bit of a weird combination... More

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Haines City, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Since it was late in the day, they were no longer making Candy, but it was nice to get off of the bus and walk around. The cactus gardens were nice and well taken care of. The chocolate is good, but very over-priced. We were surprised to see an M&M store which for me just didn't belong and actually took... More

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