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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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As featured in Las Vegas for young kids
Ranked #173 of 560 attractions in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The tour was very short. We expected there to be more , we were only in there about 15 minutes.We spent more time looking around the gift shop.

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Burke, Virginia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Friday afternoon, and there was a long line to purchase tickets when we got there. But it moved pretty quickly and after waiting about 1/2 an hour we got our tickets and went inside. (There was a short line for admission into the actual aquarium, but it moved very quickly.) Admission prices were $18/adults, $15/seniors and... More

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Vienna
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Honestly it was ok. Save your money for a drink. Get your tickets at Tix on the Square to save a bit of cash. If you have kids, they'll probably enjoy it...adults - skip it. HIGHLIGHT- The highlight was being able to touch a Manta Ray swimming in a pool. The walk through tube with the sharks is REALLY small... More

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Valley Stream, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My sisters and I went just to take a break from the typical Strip activities. It was an unexpected surprise, its a little out of the way and get to and we had to stop a few people for directions. The staff was very friendly and the exhibit was worth paying the money to see.

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Estevan, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A lot of exotic stuff such as octopus and jelly fish and of course sharks and aligators. Great value for 20 dollars you can spend as much time as you want relaxing watching the sea and going that close to a shark is cool

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Orlando, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
6 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A decently themed aquarium but rather small and expensive. The ticket did include free admission to the Score attraction at Luxor, and so it's worth a visit if you plan to do both attractions. There is an annual pass option but even if I resided in Vegas, it's not worth a repeat visit unless you're a fish fanatic.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Had been here before but took another couple to see this attraction. This is done well and worth the money, especially how pricing is in Vegas. This is located in Mandalay Bay Resort and you will have to walk a while in the resort to get to attraction but just follow the signs. Take the Tram to the resort. Children... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Was def a different experience when staying in Vegas Was a little short but a great experience Would recommend a visit for young kids

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Saskatoon, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We recently saw this exhibit at Mandalay Bay. I could have spent a couple hours in there, reading all of the info-bits in front of each tank or enclosure. My wife was only really interested in seeing all of the different sharks, fish, and reptiles but she still loved it. You are able to touch sting rays in a shallow... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Just amazing. Best to arrive early in the day as within an hour of opening the queues can be quite long. A variety of animals as well as sharks. The touch tank is an experience not to be missed. You can walk through the tunnels with fish and sharks all around.

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