Posted by SaC on 1st September 2011
The Ethel Chocolate Factory and Gardens, also known as Ethel M., was actually founded by the man behind the Mars Candy Company, Forrest Mars, Sr. A chocolatey hideaway in Las Vegas, it was originally intended as a place where chocolates could be made in a way which were reminiscent of the way Mr. Mars’ mother, Ethel, made them.
Today, the factory is a museum as well. By looking through the factory’s large glass windows, you can see what is going on inside – and of course you can take the tour as well. First on the tour route, visitors get to see the kitchen. It is there that all the delicious centers and fillings for the candy get cooked. You might see pecan or peanut brittle being made, or any number of other delicacies. Given the fact that more than fifty different, tantalizing types of chocolates are made at the Ethel M. factory, you never know what you might see.
The second room of the Ethel Chocolate Factory and Gardens tour is the room wherein all the candies receive their chocolate coating. You will learn all about enrobers and get to see all kinds of feelings receive their decadent chocolate coating. You may even see the candies get specially molded.
Of course, on certain legs of the tour, you can also look forward to getting samples of whatever is being made, from almond clusters to Ethel M’s famous liqueur filled chocolate candies.
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Posted by SaC on 9th February 2011
With more than one hundred hands on and interactive exhibits, the Lied Discovery Children’s museum is a huge draw to people who live in Las Vegas and to those millions of people who visit the city of lights every year. The museum opened in 1990 and since that time, it has revealed strongly that it is a rich resource for the community. In the entire metropolitan area, it is considered one of the most important educational institutions.
Visitors are not only allowed to participate in the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum’s exhibits, they are actually encouraged to do so – whether they are children or adults. Truthfully, either faction will find it easy to find the museum, since it is located quite centrally. You can easily reach it no matter where in Las Vegas you are. It is open to literally everyone – children and adults, visitors and residents, financially sound individuals or regular working Joes.
And those interactive exhibits have lots of people from all backgrounds and circumstances pouring in through the museum’s doors. Taking a picture of your shadow is one popular exhibit, one of many. Visitors can also see themselves and each other on television, they can experience what it is like to sing in a studio, not to mention any number of other fun activities. As mentioned, there are more than one hundred, after all.
It probably comes as no surprise that many vacationing families find their way to the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum when they are in Las Vegas. Every member of the family, no matter what their age, will have something fun to do in the museum. Younger children will enjoy the first floor, while teens and adults will have a blast on the second floor.
Check out their official site at ldcm.org for more information!