Ethel M Chocolate Factory Review Rating: A Neighborhood: Henderson Address: 2 Cactus Garden Dr Website: www.ethelschocolate.com If you are looking for something to do in Las Vegas that is off the beaten path, visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory. While at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory you can see the chocolate factory, cacti garden, Ethel M chocolate store and M&M store. In 1981, Forrest Mars Sr, “retired” to Henderson, Nevada and created Ethel M Chocolates to honor his mother by creating a line of gourmet chocolates that reminded him of how he learned about quality chocolate making. While at the factory, you can walk on a self-guided tour through the factory and watch chocolates being made. In addition to the factory tour, you can take a self-guided tour of Botanical Cactus Garden on premises.
The Botanical Cactus Garden has one of Nevada’s largest collections of cacti and contains more than 300 species of plants. Tours are open 7 days a week. The Chocolate Factory tours are great. However, chocolates are produced in small batched to keep quality high. Call ahead to verify the factory is running if you want to see the process live. The factory usually runs Monday – Thursday. Don’t forget to get your free taste of Ethel M chocolate in the chocolate store – dark, milk or white.