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Shark Reef

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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
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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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Great place to visit for a few hours

We wanted to check out the shark reef while in Vegas for a short visit (first time) and glad we made the trip. It was pretty well priced and wasnt too busy when we went (just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bunbury, Australia
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wanted to check out the shark reef while in Vegas for a short visit (first time) and glad we made the trip. It was pretty well priced and wasnt too busy when we went (just after lunch). Lots of exhibits to see - be sure to read the little fact sheets for the different species. There was a touch... More 

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n.ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here today and really enjoyed it. Done the sea monsters revealed as well as the shark reef. Not badly priced either

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sharks, Sharks, Sharks! and so much more. This is a fantastic experience for all ages. Perfect for families, groups, couples, everyone. Take the time to stop and visit at every exhibit and tank. Read all the informative signs as there is so much to learn and enjoy. You can even touch a real live manta ray! The main exhibition tank... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited the Shark Reef of two previous occasions. While the set up isn't bad, I always leave feeling like it just doesn't offer enough. There are not really enough exhibits to make a day or even half day of the shark reef. It really doesn't take more than an hour to feel like you have seen all there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there because we got free tickets from our packages, but I wouldn't pay $20 for the admission. The place is nice and small but I wouldn't say this is the best aquarium I've been too, especially after I had been to the one in Atlanta. But it will be great of you have kids under 10 and want... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fish were sad, no joke. $20.00 a ticket and the "tour" is very short. The tank with the sharks, was some what empty, only 2 - 3 youth size sharks. Fish tanks glass was dirty and hard to see the fish. Not really worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to take my niece and nephews (ages range from 2 to 8) to the Shark Reef to celebrate my nephew's 2nd birthday. When we arrived the very nice gentleman at Mandalay Bay's bell desk gave us great directions to the attraction (it's near the food court for the convention center). The line to get tickets was really long,... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very cool aquarium. It is a bit small and the temperature was very warm inside. After visiting some larger aquariums (Ripleys) this one doesn't quite shine. It does have quite a few sharks but nothing else is worth the $20/ticket cost.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Shark Reef over the Xmas/New Year period. It is a relatively small aquarium but there are interesting sharks to see. We sat watching the big shark tank for a while, otherwise we would have been through the displays really quickly. Note if you are coming from the UK to carry your photocard driving licence (otherwise your passport)... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor, i was not allowed access to this venue today, it is one place i have wanted to visit for a number of years so after a search of the net i found the Las Vegas Power pass that listed access to a number of events and venues that i was interested in seeing the Shark Reef being one!... More 

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