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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 #205 of 575 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 young children, Activities for older children
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I spent $60 to get in (2 adults, 2 children under 122) to the shark reef and we went through the whole thing in about 30 minutes! It wasn't worth it to me.

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Cardiff, Wales
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This place is not all singing, all dancing like the acquarium at Monterey, but it's less than half the price. An hour is probably plenty and I suggest you get there early as I imagine it gets busy. Crocodile, komodo, jellyfish, lion fish, a snake, various fish, rays and wonderful sharks! It's well organised, clean and interesting. Huge panes of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

$18!!!! What a rip. I was looking forward to the reef. I had a free pass but only realised I had no i.d. when i got to Mandalay bay.Sure i love being around animals and water we'll pay in. How stupid did I feel. Not even in the door and the sales pitch starts. Im walking around enjoying some interesting... More

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Calgary, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It is a well laid out facility that is a little like a zoo with an area that you can pet stingrays and horseshoe crab. They have differen ttanks with crocodiles, lizards, and different types of fish. The sharktank itself is large and well stocked with different types of sharks and other fish. It gets a little loud with the... More

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had really high expectations for the Shark Reef. It was much smaller then we expected and didn't have the grandeur that we were expecting. Maybe we just set our sights too high. When we walked through the tunnel we were kind of expecting there to be another one - the big one. Maybe it would have... More

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Coatbridge Scotland
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Looked forward to this as I never went the only other time I was in Las Vegas. Stayed in the Luxor so just walked through the hotels. Paid my entrance fee then had to stand in a queue.....to get my photo taken????, told the guy at the gate that I didn't want my photo taken and tried to walk past,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It's hard to believe that this is in a hotel. Don't expect it to be a huge aquarium but it's really well done considering the space. The tunnels are remarkable.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Shark Reef was pretty neat, but we weren't blown away. We had a good time walking through and the tunnel was well done.. but we expected more just based on the website and what we had heard about the place. I think kids would have a great time and be wowed by it, but it wasn't something we would do... More

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Grande Prairie, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Pretty neat to sit in the plexiglass tunnel and watch sharks swim by. A bit of nature in a city full of concrete and lights. Nice

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Like other reviewers - this is a small aquarium. My 4 year old enjoyed and I like that she was free. So it cost the 2 of us $18 to go. At that price, I feel it was a good deal but if my husband came - it would have been $36 would not have not been a good deal.... More

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