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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
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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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

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Great walk through aquarium. Sharks, octopus, jellyfish, stingrays, alligators, fish and more fish. Touch a horseshoe crab or a small stingray. Beautiful walk-through tubes that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great walk through aquarium. Sharks, octopus, jellyfish, stingrays, alligators, fish and more fish. Touch a horseshoe crab or a small stingray. Beautiful walk-through tubes that allow sharks, sea turtles and other under-water wonders swim close to you and all around you. A must see for the family. Be sure your camera has adequate room for all the photos you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Quite a few sharks from black tip to hammerheads. Great for kids if you bring them to Vegas. A little too noisy with kids running around if you are a couple walking through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

When we walked along the entire strip and took the monorail to Mandalay bay.. Shark reef was were we headed to.. I personally love watching fishes.. so it's a must see for me. But overall for some change from the casinos / resorts on the strip, this is a good one. Loved it when sharks were swimming right below me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Worth the short line up, and the $18 fee. Easy to see all the amazing displays . In my opinion this is an excellent attraction for families and adults alike. It's not TOO big, like most Aquariums are.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped at Mandalay Bay to look at the shark reef. It is expensive, but it is a nice little aquarium. My teens enjoyed it but I think little ones would really enjoy it. The large tank room has several large sharks swimming around and you get to get up close to the Sharks which is really neat. There were sting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Went to the Shark Reef not long before closing and it was not very crowded. My children (6 and 4) really liked seeing all of the fish. My older son touched a sting ray, but my younger one wouldn't do it. I think my boys would have stayed all day watching the sharks and turtle at the last part of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Be prepared to walk and walk and walk as the aquarium is located in Mandalay Bay way in the back. The aquarium was nicely laid out, informative and lots to see. We especially liked the " tube" where the fish swim all around you. Well worth the time. Not what I expected to see in Las Vegas.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed at Mandalay Bay, and when we saw pics of the Shark Reef, we had to check it out. I had never seen so many sharks in one place! They had some staff members around, answering questions people had, and we took a few good pics of the sharks and other fish. The whole thing was actually smaller than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

5 stars for all the sea life and creatures of the sea. The gator and Komodo dragon also awesome.. Sea turtles... I enjoy this stuff so I thought it was worth it.. It's a short walk yes... But TAKE YOUR TIME!! What's the rush? We spent a little over an hour. Skipped the photos they looked like crap, I love... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The attraction cost is $18 which is fair but not a deal. The aquarium is small but the highlight was the stingray/ horseshoe water pool where you can touch them. My husband is here in vegas working the week and this took an hour for me to enjoy

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