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Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden

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Address: 2 Cactus Garden Dr, Henderson, NV 89014
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+1 800-438-4356
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We are proud to offer fresh-crafted, locally-made, gourmet chocolate. Our...

We are proud to offer fresh-crafted, locally-made, gourmet chocolate. Our preservative-free treats have been made fresh in Henderson, Nevada since 1981, and most of our ingredients are made on site. We also offer one of the world's largest cactus gardens, which we decorate annually for the holidays and Valentine's Day with hundreds of thousands of lights and festive designs. Ethel M Chocolates is a Mars, Inc. company. You may be familiar with other Mars products, like M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, and Dove, among others. But Ethel M Chocolates is the only gourmet, premium chocolate brand in the Mars portfolio. And it's made fresh, here in Henderson. Stop by!

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Easy to get to. Factory not making candy now as they were doing some updating of ventilation system I think! Friendly person at door to explain what we could see at the factory... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to get to. Factory not making candy now as they were doing some updating of ventilation system I think! Friendly person at door to explain what we could see at the factory . Samples of candy. Candy was very expensive but good. Bought 4 candy bars & a white chocolate covered pretzel. Pretzel was not fresh! Cactus garden outside... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The chocolate store is small, a viewing window and then chocolates or ice cream to purchase. We came for the garden since cactii are exotic for us. It was very good. A 30 minute stop at the most, and not far from the airport car rental depot.

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Independence, OR.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were surprised to find an all new, enlarged facility this year. Now there are two counters, so there is less waiting for hand selected pieces. All the employees were thrilled with the new digs and it sure seems to have helped with the flow of customers. Just hope that you don't arrive as a tour bus is unloading. You... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There wasn't much activity in the factory when we went. There was some packing going on, but nothing worthy of taking the tour. The Cactus garden outside is nice to visit if you are not familiar with cactus. Most of the plants are regular desert fare. Nothing exotic. Be prepared if you want to buy chocolates, these are extremely expensive,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Grandkids loved watching the process that is followed to make candy. Delicious. This is a great place to take the family. Can't wait to take them back again. The lights that they have around the garden are awesome.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

U love Ethel Ms. we come here Around Xmas time me, to look at all the wonderful lights. We take the tour & of course but lots of chocolates & have their delicious hot coco on the spot. I can't wait till next year

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ethel M Factory to see the light display at Christmas. It was fabulous! The lights were colorful and it was free. Great place to take the kids.

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Bakersfield, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The remodel is very nice, and they were making peanut brittle. Very labor intensive. They now have a chocolate class with tastings for $15 a person. Small center area with employees dipping and decorating strawberries. $3.99 each . The candy is very expensive. We did buy four different chocolate bars for sampling for $10. Now the reason for a 2... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to visit this treat. The cactus garden is interesting and definitely educational. Shopping for chocolates at the store is a delight as the store is so clean and staff are certainly customer oriented and knowledgeable. If you haven't already done it, you need to watch the candy making process. There is one major problem. That is deciding which... More 

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year we go and enjoy the beauty of thousands of lights adorning the various trees and cactus. And at the end it's all worth it to get that delicious piece of chocolate!

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