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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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Cactus and Candy

I especially like the cactus gardens when they are lit up by millions of tiny LED lights at the Holiday season and Valentine's day. It is a great place to watch chocolates being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I especially like the cactus gardens when they are lit up by millions of tiny LED lights at the Holiday season and Valentine's day. It is a great place to watch chocolates being made during working hours. The gift shop provides opportunity to take some home. It is excellent chocolate as reflected in it's price. The tour of the botanical... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, attractive and colorful displays. Must see after dusk. Small and overpriced souvenirs on sale. Free product samples are not available even for children.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

while on the day we went the assembly line was not running so we didn't get to see the actually making of the different chocolates and treats, we did however get to go through the M & M gift shop and the chocolate gift shop and sample and buy some treats to take home. the gardens outside are well worth... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Cactus museum very interesting. Call ahead to see if they are actually making anything when you plan to go. If not there is nothing.

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This was my 3rd visit. There always seems to be very little going on in the chocolate factory but the cactus garden is beautiful.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

First there's the chocolate factory, then the sample and then the garden. All free. The tour is self-guided. As you walk through the factory you can see the descriptive signs, the machine and people if it is during working hours. An overhead video gives useful information about the site and art of making chocolates. There is a nice gift shop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice little chocolate factory tour with a free sample at the end. Cool cactus garden, especially when it's decorated and lit up for Christmas. Worth a drive for sure

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice side trip in Las Vegas if you have a car rental (not worth the cab ride fare). They have a nice little desert garden to walk through. the 2 months before Christmas they have millions of lights and well worth the lines and time (parking may be an issue but worth it). The factory tour is no big thing... More 

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Ethel M Chocolates Factory tour is very interesting and offers a company store at the end of the tour. The outside cactus gardens are beautiful, and decorated for the Christmas holidays each year. Great gift ideas to take home for that person not able to travel with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Mars family has a unique set up here and it's a fun way to spend a bit of time learning how chocolate is made and then taking a stroll through the catcus garden which does a nice job of displaying desert life. Not your usual chocolate factory.

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