Ethel Chocolate Botanical Cactus
2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson, NV 89015Show me the Map
|Ticket Cost/s:||Free entrance|
|Schedule:||Hours: Mon. - Sun. 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily Chocolate Factory Tour Hours: Mon. - Thur. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Attraction Type:||Factory and Garden Tour|
|Distance from Strip:||Off the strip|
|Ages(min/recom):||None/3 to 14|
This is one reason why Las Vegas is not solely a playground for adults. The Ethel M Chocolate Factory, named after the mother of Forrest Mars of Mars Candy, provides an alternative for parents and kids making the most of their stay in Las Vegas. While some companies keep their operation a secret, this free self-guided factory tour allows visitors to see how chocolate is made! You and your family will get to appreciate more than just the flavor when you witness the long process involved in perfecting the shape, taste, and texture. Through the windows, you will be able to witness workers pouring the ingredients into pipes and tanks, which hold 20,000 to 35,000 gallons of chocolate, and you may even be lucky enough to catch confectioners pouring batches of pecan brittle on to a cooling table or raspberry centers getting a chocolate coating, depending on the time of day. If watching makes you feel hungry or you find yourself craving a mouthful or two, free samples from the chocolate collections, gourmets and fondues are available at the lounge where the supply of the samples is endless! As an extra delight, part of the tour package will give everyone the chance to see the 350 varieties of cactus found in the 3-acre garden and possibly the chance to walk off some of that chocolate!