Address: 2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson
Status: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ethel M Chocolates just debuted its renovated and expanded factory store in Henderson as the chocolate-maker celebrated 35 years in business. Guests who take the tour find an open floor plan with a chocolate tasting room, demonstration areas, interactive displays, expanded retail space and a new café menu. The redesigned self-guided tours are free.
Every hour is different on the tour, with chocolatiers and machines creating the Ethel M Chocolates. Workers may be making pecan brittle by hand or small batch fillings such as satin crèmes, caramels, and peanut butter.
In the tasting room, chocolatiers offer a taste of four pieces and talk about how the treats are made, as well as the history behind the company.
Of course, the three-acre cactus garden remains.