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Ethel M Chocolate Factory

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Ethel M Chocolate Factory

I want to check this out along with a few other places off the strip we haven't been to as we are going with friends who are not into the gambling as much as we are so my question is ...are there any tours or buses that take you to

1) Ethel M /Cactus Gardens

2) Neon Graveyard

We really don't like to rent a car while in Vegas if we don't have to.

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1. Re: Ethel M Chocolate Factory

We booked a Hoover dam bus tour that also stops at ethels. Booked through travelzoo.com it was 50 percent off. I think it was about 35 a person and they pick you up at hotel.

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Thanks but was really only interested in Ethel M /Cactus Garden as we have seen the Hoover Dam way too many times so don't want to take an all day trip to see it again ...will just have to rent a car for a day or two.

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3. Re: Ethel M Chocolate Factory

Don't know about tours, but here's some info:

vegas.com/attractions/…ethelm.html

vegas.com/attractions/…neonmuseum.html

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The Ethel M/Cactus Garden is a pretty good drive away from the Strip and located inside a fairly large business park area. I would imagine a taxi would cost a pretty penny and would be a long wait/diffcult to get one to pick you up and go back. I don't know about local bus service to the location but if you plug the address into Google maps it should show local bus stops near by and the route numbers.

However you decide to get there - GO! - it's fantastic! A few of us went in December at nighttime and got to see the garden lit up with Christmas lights. It was gorgeous! I'd love to go back during the daytime and see all the plants in their natural splendor.

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5. Re: Ethel M Chocolate Factory

Save your money to spend on something else! The factory is not worth a visit on it's own and the cactus garden is not as amazing or as big as you would think it is! We visited en route to the Hoover Dam and were pleased we had not chosen to go there as a special trip.

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6. Re: Ethel M Chocolate Factory

i agree, ethel m and catus garden are not worth a special trip, you could consider doing a tours of valley of fire, or redrock canyon which are both about 30 min from las vegas with the pink jeep tours which is a well rated tour company, heres some info

http://www.pinkjeep.com/jeep-tours/lasvegas/

and here is there trip advisor review page

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g45963-d58…

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The trip to Ethel M's and cactus garden is worth it if YOU want to make the trip. Once seen, you'll know if you will ever wish to return. A firsthand visit is worth 100 secondhand opinions.

Here's a link to the Neon Boneyard (not graveyard), realizing it may be the same as the one Low provided:

http://www.neonmuseum.org/

The Atomic Testing Museum is another attraction to consider and is considerably closer to the Strip, sitting just 2 miles east on Flamingo:

http://www.atomictestingmuseum.org/index.asp

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8. Re: Ethel M Chocolate Factory

i forgot to add, the valley of fire and redrock desinations would not be advisable if you are going to las vegas in the summertime, way too hot

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