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Shark Reef

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Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone Number: 702-632-7777
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several...
Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several varieties of tropical fish and sharks.
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It was amazing the aquarium was awesome and touching the stingray was an experience. Walking under the water was really impressive. For the price it was well worth it

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Donna, Texas
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Donna, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It was amazing the aquarium was awesome and touching the stingray was an experience. Walking under the water was really impressive. For the price it was well worth it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is your average aquarium, the shark tank at the end would be fun for kids! Throughout the exhibit they have signs everywhere about how much they care about the environment and the conservation of sharks. However in the gift shop at the end of the 'walk through' they have a huge stand selling real shark tooth necklaces - how... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I was traveling for a conference, and I took my wife with me. She ended up in the hotel most of the time unfortunately, but we managed to go to two nice places the last day, hoping on a night helicopter over Vegas, an awseome Circ De Sole (KA), and visiting the Shark Reef. The place was nice, and though... More 

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Wellington, Utah, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was a good aquarium to visit, all predatory fish and the like where there. It was a short jot, probably about 45 minutes start to finish, but very interesting and well done. The displays were nice and informative. It probably takes less time to get through because it is so linear in fashion.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Took my 7yo son to the Shark Reef, he had high expectations. The place is pretty cool, has some interesting sea creatures, but it's pretty small for the price you pay ($18 adult; $12 child). It took us about 35 min to see everything. The facility is pretty nice though, despite being small.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed Shark Reef. Small but alot to see for the money. And a lovely chance to take photos too. It's nice to be able to do something different in Vegas out of all the hustle and bustle. Highly recommend.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

First visit to the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. Although rather small compared to other cities aquariums, this was very pleasant and relaxing after the bustle and crowds on the strip. Of course, the minute you enter they want to take your picture, but they will let you skip that if you want. I found it to be very well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Decided to pop to Shark Reef whilst I had some alone time on strip. Travelled from Planet Hollywood to Mandalay bay via monorails, but from entering casino it took another 20+ minutes to reach Shark Reef - if going I recommend taking a cab and saving yourself an hour or so to get here! Was short of time on arrival,... More 

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Higginsville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a great way to take a break from the casinos and amped up Vegas. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors. Not sure of kids prices. It is a small aquarium but very enjoyable. Note: Do NOT try to put your fingers in the piranha tank. They actually have someone standing guard to keep people from doing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went to see the shark reef aquarium at Mandalay Bay. It was nice little aquarium with a good variety of sea creatures and other animals. The tanks were clean and well maintained. A little expensive for the size but I would imagine caring for these precious animals and keeping them healthy requires funds. A good way to spend a few... More 

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