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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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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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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Went to this last week and glad we saved the admission price by using MyVegas reward points. We traveled with another couple from Florida and for us it was just another cool aquarium. When you come from a state like ours (Florida) and you are used to the ocean and its wonders this is just kinda ok. For someone else... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

All of the hotels seem to have something to bring in the tourists, this is the permanent fixture at Mandalay Bay. Lots of nice displays of fish, sharks and other marine organisms, and a few lizard displays. It's fun just to sit for a while and watch everything swimming around. Entry price is up there though, for an exhibit that... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We went to the Shark Reef Aquarium as part of our 3 attractions for 57 dollars deal offered at many of the hotels on the strip. This is the smallest aquarium I have ever been to. I advise against going on the weekend because the line was literally around a corner and then some. We actually left and came back... More

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Albuquerque
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not worth the money...my local aquarium is a bit better in my opinion! Save your money...it's truly not worth it. Disappointing cuz I was looking forward to this one!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Not quite blown away or even not sure if this is value for money but kills an hour whilst getting close up with a few fish..... If you have kids it may be a good place to go. But you can get round this tiny place in 30 mins for what may cost you in excess of $50 for a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Upon arrival at the Shark Reef Aquarium we were greeted by our personal tour guide. She did a fabulous job walking us through the aquarium and talking about all the exhibits. A private tour for 4 of us (all family members) was very unexpected but very much appreciated. After the tour of the aquarium we were taken behind the scenes... More

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Like everything in Vegas to much walking but well worth it. Great for all ages there is alot of great photo ops and the fish are always up.

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Guernsey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The attraction is set right out of the back of the Mandalay Bay which is a big walk (probably at least 20 minutes) from the strip - be warned! The first part of the attraction is tropical fish, rays, a snake, a crocodile etc - all of these animals were pretty motionless and seemed a bit cramped into their surroundings.... More

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New Albany, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Shark Reef was very small and only takes less than an hour to go through. I did this attraction as a MyVegas Reward. I would have been even more disappointed if I had paid to go. The tunnels were awesome and I really enjoyed looking at the sharks and fish. The only thing I was very unhappy about was... More

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Scunthorpe
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The sharks here really are breathtaking, and it is also the first time I have seen a Komodo Dragon, which is a really amazing creature to see. The shipwreck exhibit is really well designed and offers great views of the sharks and other marine life. My only problem is that for $18 dollars I expected to get more than an... More

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