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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 #202 of 572 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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Benelux
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The glass tunnel and large tank at the end of the reef was fabulous as all of a sudden we had sharks and turtles swimming above, below and around us - they came so close, yet with the glass observation tunnel, we could observe them in complete safety. The petting pool with horsehoe crabs and rays was a marvelous idea... More

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Istanbul
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

It was a great experience to escape from general Las Vegas atmosphere. It was smaller then I expected but still worth visiting. It's always amazing to see the sharks swimming.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Went with wife and two young children. Was only reason we visited Mandalay Bay as we had decided to catch the free monorail which runs between Luxor, Excalibur and M.B. The sharks are at the end of a long trek through the casino and the queue for tickets was a long one, there is a food court and simple gift... More

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The tank was huge and was full of sharks and other fish. The exhibit also had snakes, turtles, jelly fish, etc. A little pricey but good place to go, especially with family.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I don't think there's anything to dislike about this place! The premise of a predator based aquatic display is unique in the United States and the design of the aquarium maximizes your ability to view the sharks. The Shark Reef features traditional aquariums that you view from the sides, as well as multiple tunnels where the aquarium is all around... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

All indoors so good for a hot day. It is small so there is not a lot of time you will dedicate to it. It's a bit overpriced, but what isn't in Las Vegas. There are a number of animals in addition to the aquariums: an alligator, Komodo dragon, turtles, some snakes. There is a nice touch tank of rays.... More

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My family enjoyed our visit to the Aquarium. The price seems a bit high, but it's certainly competitive with other Aquariums you may visit. Our favourite area was this one room that looks like you're in a sunken ship. It's all wood planks, with gaps in the walls, floor and ceiling through which you see the sharks swimming all around... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Yes, it is a giant aquarium with sharks. There are also other smaller ones with various sea life. I just didn't get wowed by anything in there. I was lucky I got a two for one ticket. So at $9 a person, it was alright. Just dont expect to be amazed. It is also a loooooooooong walk from the casino... More

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Marion, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife and I walked from The Venetian down to Excalibur where we hopped on a tram and coasted into Mandalay Bay. From there we walked all the way across Mandalay Bay to find the Shark Reef. Needless to say, I was tired of walking at this point. Luckily, this was a quick walk through that didn't take too long.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very expensive even for Vegas, definitely wont recommend to anyone, is way better to watch planet earth on tv... just to make it clear im not complaining about the animals, they are great an amazing but the set up is really small, the crocodile cant even do a u turn on its space...the shark reef is below average and again... More

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