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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

These chocolates are wonderful but are very expensive. We're from Colorado so they're not available there. It's worth the side trip to the factory for the self-guided tour of chocolate making and a great selection of chocolates and truffles. There's also the M&M store in the same building which is fun to check out.

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Highland, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Yes the chocolate is a little expensive, BUT there are not preservatives so you are getting what you pay for... chocolate! Great little treats!

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New Westminster, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

bus stopped here enroute to the hoover dam. Nice to sample the chocolates and see how they are made. The cactus garden is beautiful, including the segaro skeltons, which are hard to find. Really enjoyed this stop, and the free chocolate samples. Ethel M started Mars, and M and M chocolates, so the products are well known. This is a... More

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Flushing, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

These chocolates are amazing for one, and the tour of the factory and cactus garden is beautiful setup and just a great free admit for the day.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

seeing as I live here in Las Vegas I always take people over to Ethel M factory and gardens they are amazed by the beautiful plants, and when I tell them at Christmas time all of the Cacti are decorated with lights they are completely taken aback, you can watch the employees make the chocolate candies through large windows and... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ethel M has a magnificent cactus garden with many unique plants. It is the largest private collection open to public view, so wander the grounds maybe sit a while. You will find that children love seeing the odd shapes of the plants and walking through the tour. Enjoy a self tour of the factory and receive a free sample in... More

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife's family used to visit the factory when she was younger, so since we had a car she wanted to make the quick trip out to see if she remembered the place at all. There were 4 tour buses out front when we arrived, so it was quite hectic on the grounds. The cactus garden was somewhat interesting, but... More

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have been a big fan of Ethel M's since we started going to Vegas and we finally made it out to the factory. It was fun to see how the chocolates were made and then shop in their store. The real gem was the cactus garden. What a neat place to visit while off the strip!

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Halifax, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

While the chocolate factory and requisite souvenir store are nice, the cactus garden/desert habitat are fascinating. Strolling through the habitat for 20 or 30 minutes is a lovely and peaceful oasis of calm in a city that can at times seem overwhelming. Great photo opportunities for cacti and succulents without having to actually go out into the desert. Take water... More

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LAs Vegas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

While technically located in Henderson this is one of my favorite spots in the area. Stop by and get a free sample of chocolate and walk through their gorgeous cactus garden. The chocolate is goooooooooood!!! Try the dark chocolate lemon satin. That's my favorite!

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