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Shark Reef

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Paradise)
702-632-7777
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As featured in Las Vegas for young kids
Ranked #174 of 559 attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several varieties of tropical fish and sharks.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Estevan, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A lot of exotic stuff such as octopus and jelly fish and of course sharks and aligators. Great value for 20 dollars you can spend as much time as you want relaxing watching the sea and going that close to a shark is cool

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Orlando, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A decently themed aquarium but rather small and expensive. The ticket did include free admission to the Score attraction at Luxor, and so it's worth a visit if you plan to do both attractions. There is an annual pass option but even if I resided in Vegas, it's not worth a repeat visit unless you're a fish fanatic.

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Tyler, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Had been here before but took another couple to see this attraction. This is done well and worth the money, especially how pricing is in Vegas. This is located in Mandalay Bay Resort and you will have to walk a while in the resort to get to attraction but just follow the signs. Take the Tram to the resort. Children... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Was def a different experience when staying in Vegas Was a little short but a great experience Would recommend a visit for young kids

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Saskatoon, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We recently saw this exhibit at Mandalay Bay. I could have spent a couple hours in there, reading all of the info-bits in front of each tank or enclosure. My wife was only really interested in seeing all of the different sharks, fish, and reptiles but she still loved it. You are able to touch sting rays in a shallow... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Just amazing. Best to arrive early in the day as within an hour of opening the queues can be quite long. A variety of animals as well as sharks. The touch tank is an experience not to be missed. You can walk through the tunnels with fish and sharks all around.

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Davenport, Iowa
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a great stop in Las Vegas. The exhibits, animals, and information are great and it is fairly inexpensive. Definitely worth a stop in.

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We ended up getting 2 for 1 and kind of glad we did. It was really good and I'm happy we went but, for the price of 2 I'd feel a little taken. Lots and lots to see make sure you take your time and enjoy it. Nicely put together and turtles were the big highlight.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Going to shark reef was amazing! Taught lots if information about the animals and was fun. Very creative place!! Inexpensive and entertaining! :)

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Calgary, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Took our 3 boys ages 4,6&10 recently. Sadly I mistaken the hours they were open and we made it with an hour to spare!! So we plowed through it in an hour! It was enough time but if you like to pet the stingrays; which was really cool for the kids, you may want to give yourself more time to... More

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