Ethel M Chocolate Factory Las Vegas

Last Updated on October 22, 2022

Las Vegas is home to plenty of things to do which is why it draws so many visitors each year. If you are looking for something to do that all ages will love on your next trip to Las Vegas, consider visiting a chocolate factory like the Ethel M Chocolate Factory. 

With several experiences all wrapped up in the flagship location, the Ethel M Chocolates Factory offers something that anyone will love. Take a look at what to expect while visiting Ethel M Chocolate Factory and everything you need to know before you go. 

Visiting Ethel M Chocolate Factory Las Vegas

There is more to do at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory than just eat and buy gourmet chocolates. Take the chocolate factory tour, visit the botanical cactus garden, enjoy various tasting experiences, and visit the chocolate shoppe for endless treats and gifts. 

Chocolate Factory Tour

During the 40th anniversary of the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, the chocolate factory tour was renovated to provide an even better tour experience. 

The chocolate factory tour is self-guided, where you can see them make pecan brittle and creams by hand each day, with both machines and chocolatiers making Ethel’s brand chocolate and their sweet best sellers. 

Though the factory keeps a schedule, you’ll usually be able to see them whipping something up, and it is even free!

Cactus Gardens

Cactus Garden

The Ethel M Chocolate Factory is the home to one of the world’s largest cactus gardens and is by far the largest cactus garden in Southern Nevada. 

The cactus garden is over three acres of more than 300 botanical species. Half of the species are desert plants like drought-tolerant cacti and succulent varieties, while the rest are desert trees, shrubs, and bushes from Australia, South America, and of course, the Southwestern United States. 

In the holiday season, the cactus garden is even more beautiful, with the whole property decked out in holiday lights. 

Gourmet Chocolate and Wine Tastings

Gourmet Chocolate and Wine Tastings

If you want to delve into the chocolate more than just a self-guided tour, Ethel’s wine and chocolate tasting class is the answer. 

During these 30 to 45 minute tastings, you’ll learn more about the sourcing, refinement, and production of Ethel’s Brand Chocolates. 

Each chocolate will be paired with Trinchero wines hand-picked to complement the flavors perfectly. 

At the end of the event, you’ll be a certified chocolatier with a certificate to show off and you’ll receive a coupon for your purchase in-store.

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

The gift shop, called the Catus Garden Cafe, is serving up gourmet chocolates, hot chocolate, coffee, and a variety of sweet treats. You’ll also find the perfect gift for every occasion, including business gifts, liquor-filled chocolates, and more. 

Hours & Location 

The flagship location with the cactus garden, cafe, and factory is located in Henderson, Nevada, just outside the city limits of Las Vegas. However, there are several other chocolate shops around Las Vegas to get your Ethel M Chocolates fix. 

One of the closest locations if you are staying on the Las Vegas Strip is the store at the Town Center on the corner of South Las Vegas Blvd and Sunset Road, just past McCarran International Airport. 

They also have several retail outlets in the California Hotel & Casino and some in Harry Reid International Airport Las Vegas. 


Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Ethel M Chocolates Factory.

Does Mars own Ethel M?

Yes, Mars Incorporated owns Ethel M.

Who started Ethel M Chocolates?

Forrest Mars Sr. started Ethel M Chocolates inspired by the kitchen of Ethel Mars.

Are dogs allowed at Ethel M Cactus Garden?

No, dogs are not allowed at the Ethel M Cactus Garden.

Visit Ethel M Chocolates Las Vegas

There are plenty of Ethel M retail outlets located in the Las Vegas area, but you’ll find different cacti and other succulents, premium chocolate, and more at the flagship location in Henderson, NV. Stay sweet and have fun with a self-guided tour or tasting at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory. 

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