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Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone Number: 702-632-7777
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several...
Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several varieties of tropical fish and sharks.
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Nice aquarium for a hotel

There's certainly larger and more diverse aquariums out there but for $18 we were more than happy with the experience. There's always a long line so I would recommend a VIP pass... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There's certainly larger and more diverse aquariums out there but for $18 we were more than happy with the experience. There's always a long line so I would recommend a VIP pass to skip it. You get ones for free if you purchase tickets to multiple luxor and mandalay bay attractions at the same time, it's also cheaper that way.

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Myrtle Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a better aquarium than you would guess. Exhibit are top notch. Go early as it gets crowded. If you are really in to aquariums get the behinds the scenes tour. Pricey but worth it. You can get you own very knowledgeable guide. I really expands the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Sharkreef at Mandalay bay is a nice experience! There a Komodo Dragon, and a lot of different type of sharks! But it will take you 45min to 1h to see the full exhibit!

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texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to the Shark Reef later in the evening @8:00 and it was the perfect time to go. Our daughter went earlier in the day and it is pretty muggy, but was perfect at our time. There are some AMAZING animals. Our favorite part was touching the Rays in the small pool. It was enjoyed by everyone in our... More 

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Hewitt, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You can go at your own pace through the aquarium and if you just walk through, you are done in not time at all; however, I recommend taking your time if you can.It is very well put together and there is a neat "touch" pool where you can touch stingrays. The guide that oversees the pool was full of really... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

IF you just walk pass thru the aquarium, you'd be done in < 3mins. However, f you have kids aged 12 and under, it's a good place to go. You may end up staying up to an hour before they start getting bored. Overall, overpriced for a very short, really short tour.

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East Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

For being in Vegas it was a great aquarium. Enjoyed watching the divers clean the exhibits because they would interact with the children through the glass. One even surprised us at the end with a shark tooth! So appreciative! Enjoyed ourselves, even the four year old and the 1 1/2 year old. Cute, cute dolls in the store. Two mermaids... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice aquarium known for its shark tank. Very educational and clean. Great little gift shop right outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

To be able to walk through sort of a tunnel with sharks swimming beside, in front, and over you is great. It is a beautiful aquarium giving you breathtaking views every which way you look. It is a very enjoyable experience to have. And they have a tank with sting rays in them you can run your hands over. Never... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This predator based aquarium is just the right size for a vegas vacation. I went with other people on a weekday late afternoon/early evening. It was surprisingly romantic. We were able to take our time and enjoy the displays without a large crowd. It was a very delightful experience. I would hate to see it crowded though. The space is... More 

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Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone Number: 702-632-7777
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas>  > The Strip
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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