Hershey's Chocolate World opens on the Vegas Strip

A giant Hershey bar replica of the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty is now available for viewing on the Las Vegas Strip --but no tasting.

The chocolate statues are to help launch Hershey's Chocolate World --a 13,000-square-foot, two-story store that debuted Tuesday at the New York-New York casino.

"Las Vegas is one of the country's top tourist destinations and the perfect place to bring one of America's most iconic brands to life," said Mike Wege, senior vice president of growth and marketing at The Hershey Company.  "Visiting Hershey's Chocolate World, our guests will enjoy an interactive space where they can taste new treats, personalize sweet gifts and create keepsake photos. These experiences are sure to draw candy lovers from what is arguably the most exciting street in the world and inspire sweet Las Vegas memories."

The Statue of Liberty is made of almost 800 lbs. of pure Hershey's Milk Chocolate, and the Empire State Building, made of 1,800 Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars.

The store is not the only place on the Strip where tourists can satisfy their sweet tooth. A four-level M&M's World across the street is a shrine to rival company Mars' signature candy.

The Bellagio is also home to a floor-to-ceiling chocolate fountain that's certified as the world's largest.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.