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Shark Reef

Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (The Strip)
Phone Number: 702-632-7777
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$18*
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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
65%
Ranked #100 of 313 Attractions in Las Vegas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several...
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Attraction details
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several varieties of tropical fish and sharks.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Simi Valley, California, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

If you have money to waste and about an hour or less to kill you may enjoy this. We were very disappointed. the shark tunnel is sooo much cmaller than it appears in the adds. The place was packed. No guides or employees (other than the ones that insisted you take a picture or guide you into the gift shop... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

On the one day that was pouring rain during our trip to Las Vegas, we saw the Shark Reef attraction - there was a wait of about half an hour to get in, and there is a fee for admission: No discounts for MLife, AAA, AARP, etc. There is also an annoying souvenir photo stand through which you must pass... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The exhibits were up close and there is a stingray pool where you can touch stingrays! Cool! Beautiful fish to see and big shark tanks you can walk through so sea life is to your right, to your left, and above you!!! So cool!

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Desert Hot Springs, California, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Expected to spend 20 minutes and we were there close to two hours. This is a wonderful large exhibit. The sea life is amazing to view. Diversity of species was extensive. Take note of all the coral when you go, most of it is living. Lots of walking.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a large attraction considering it is tucked away in the base of a hotel. It has a good selection of displays, and the attendants were very knowledgeable about the various species.

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Mound, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nice aquarium ! Plenty of fish and other things to look at. Reasonably priced for admission. Only downside there was a group of younger kids that were SO noisy - but we were all that age once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

there were lots of kids and adults in there. When walking through the Plexiglas tube and the fish and sharks are all around you, super cool. I petted the little rays :)

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I would definitely take the kids too see this Vegas attraction. I went solo while staying at the Mandalay Bay and spent over an hour looking at all the exotic fish and sharks. There is also a Komodo Dragon and a Crocodile. I enjoyed standing in the tunnel and watching sharks swim overhead. The jellyfish display was quite fascinating. I... More 

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Van Buren, AR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Shark Reef is worth seeing especially for the price. Children will love it. Interactive horseshoe crab and sting ray exhibit. Take your time going through it, sit down and enjoy seeing the sharks. It's very relaxing and informative.

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Okotoks, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Now, if you are expecting large sharks - this is not the place for you. If you have been to any of the big aquariums or to Sea World, again, you might be disappointed. We have been to many different attractions of this kind around the world, but I still enjoyed this visit. My husband and I bought the 3... More 

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