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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 place for families

This is a fun little place to visit with the family and kids. The chocolate factory is open and offers a free self guided tour with a piece of chocolate at the end. The tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is a fun little place to visit with the family and kids. The chocolate factory is open and offers a free self guided tour with a piece of chocolate at the end. The tour ends in the chocolate shop where you can browse and buy all types of chocolate assortments. The factory has its own cactus garden that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We decided to take the time to visit this chocolate factory and store before checking into our hotel when we drove to Vegas. We were so glad we did. .the quality of the chocolate here is really good. They were all very friendly and helpful at the store. We had the sugar free chocolate and we're amazed at how good... More 

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Celina, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

stop in to see the chocolate tour. no one was really working but the chocolate was!! had to buy a big box and now i was to go back to get more. cute little gift shop.

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We stopped by the chocolate factory as part of a tour. They have about four big windows open to the factory. The chocolate is typical American chocolate (first ingredient is sugar), about Hershey grade. It is extremely expensive at approximately $30 a pound. The cactus garden is beautiful with many different varieties of cacti. There are quite a few spots... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I found out about this place because I was on a tour bus and they brought us here. Ethel M Chocolates is owned by the Mars Inc. company and Ethel M is the mother of the original Mars family. When we walked in we were greeted by the M&M's store which is good if you wanted to shop for some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Who knew a chocolate factory/cactus garden existed? That in itself was worth the trip for me. It's not far from Vegas. It's free to visit. Why not? There's also a small M & Ms store there too. My sample of chocolate from Ethel M's was just ok. I also tried some kind of brittle...that was delicious. FYI- it's a self... More 

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Las Vegas, NV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ethel M has a beautiful cactus garden adjacent to it's factory and chocolate store. They are known for their Christmas lights display; it's free to the public and they do a great job lighting up the cactus garden for patrons to walk through. The garden is open year round if you want to see a good variety of cactus. They... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We live in the area and visit Ethel M's frequently throughout the year, especially with visitors. The Cactus Garden at Christmas time is a favorite with lights galore, not to mention Santa! Call ahead to find out when they'll be running the actual factory and it will be something you won't soon forget! Along with the family history, (yes, it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Short, self guided tour through a chocolate factory with a free chocolate sample at the end of the "tour" as you pass into their gift shop. Also here is another gift shop containing every known color and flavor of M&Ms. That shop also sells clothing and other M&M memorabilia. Adjacent to this facility is a well planned cactus garden with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The museum/factory tour is interesting in that it tells the story of how Mars created this chocolate line in honor of his mother after they moved to Las Vegas. As you walk along a ramp you can watch chocolate being made, and read about the history of the company. Then in the sampling room you can try several different types... More 

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Address: 2 Cactus Garden Dr., Henderson, NV
Phone Number: +1 702-435-2608
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Henderson
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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