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Shark Reef

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Paradise)
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As featured in Las Vegas for young kids
Ranked #194 of 570 attractions in Las Vegas
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 older children, Activities for young children
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

During July 2014 i visited the Shark reef on mandalay bay, it was something like $18 per person for one of the worts Aquariums that i saw in my life, super small and not enough Shark or variety of sharks, the main tank is big but only has small and rather normal sharks, other than that you have 1 crocodile... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is probably my favorite aquarium I have ever been to. They had more variety of animals than I expected.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed this as you could wander at your leisure, even though Mandalay bay is at the opposite end of the strip to where we were staying. The aquatic animals were varied and there was even a touch pool for the children ( or adults). It wasn't a big place but the glass tunnels made for interesting viewing with sharks... More

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If your in Vegas and staying near the end of the strip, then you might choose to do the 3 attractions for $57 dollars, and may choose to do the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. I was staying at Mandalay Bay, so my 3 attractions were the Shark Reef, Bodies Exhibit, and the Titanic Exhibition. Shark Reef was by... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very surprised about the number of people who complain about the price; there are not that many places you can spend an enjoyable hour to an hour and a half in Vegas for $18 a person. A very nice shark viewing area, other interesting sea creatures, and you can pet a sting ray. Overall, very well done, and a lot... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The exhibit takes at lease 45 minutes to adequately see everything. It has some interesting things to see including hammerhead sharks, rays etc. Cost is about 20 bucks per head. Exhibit is located at the Mandalay Bay.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Having visited aquaiums before I expected more from Shark Reef. It is realy small and overpriced. We only spent 20 mins in there and that included sitting down in the walk through tunnel! Not very many species to see and the main attraction of the sharks turned out to be tiny sharks, not really as promoted. Disapointed... would not recommend.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The Shark Reef was relatively small. For the most part it was pretty interesting. It was incredibly overcrowded when we visited which was not fun to deal with. It was also overpriced for what it was. Once is definitely enough, and I don't think I would recommend it to my friends and family.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Spent a couple of hours there. It was quite expensive so I thought it would be bigger, but even so it was an enjoyable visit, especially the walk-through tunnel with the huge sharks. Lots of information was provided about each exhibit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Spent $72 on 3 kids and 2 adult tickets. Kids 3 and under are free. It was just ok for me. My hometown aquarium was much bigger, better and cheaper. If you have kids, they will like it. If you don't have an aquarium at home, you will like it. We only spent about 30 mins in there and I... More

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