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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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$18*
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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
65%
Ranked #99 of 267 Attractions in Las Vegas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner 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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Ronald, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I've been to many places that are larger with a bigger variety of fish and more displays (Atlantis in Bahamas for example). This place has its advantages, it is easy to get to when in Vegas and if you've not seen a marine exhibit and have a gods hour to spend its a good way to spend your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Set up nicely! More than just sharks - which was great- however, we didn't get the option to pet the Sharks but we did get to pet the stingrays-! Go at your own pace- lots of fun!!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Both my husband and I are big fans of the Discovery Channel and all it has to offer, and have watched many shows on sharks. If you want a close encounter with ocean's predators, this is the place to visit. The aquarium hosts many sea creatures including jelly fish, sting rays, horseshoe crabs, sea turtles, and of course sharks, including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I went here once as a little kid with my parents and loved having a nice aquarium in my home city. I went back here with my girlfriend over the summer and we loved it just as much as we did as kids. Jellyfish were beautiful and overall just a pleasant place to visit. You forget you are in Las... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a neat thing to do in Vegas, especially with kids or during the day before the shows and gambling. For the price it was more than I expected in Vegas. The shipwreck shark tank was the coolest thing. If you're from the coast (like me) or frequent aquariums you may be disappointed, but for something to do while... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Try beating that, a ocean filled with sharks in the middle of the desert, with sharks swimming around, the best part is that we can swim along with the sharks.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was a loooooooong walk through Mandalay Bay. Be prepared. Great information about the fish- Loved the jellyfish they were beautiful. The sharks were pretty amazing and was both interesting and quite mesmerizing. Nice variety.

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Sherwood Park, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We found the Sharks' Reef to be a very Informative and pleasant place to visit. The displays are very well set up with a very interesting assortment of sea life. The only down-side as far as we were concerned (and the same applies to almost every show and atraction in Las Vegas) is that you have to walk so far... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We went here for something to do while waiting to go to the airport and definitely glad we did! I thought it was amazing walking on glass and looking down to see all the sharks and other marine life! It's an inexpensive must-see!

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Narvon, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visited in December 2014, this Shark Reef is small in to comparison of other places we have visited. It was just average for adults, but kids would love it, and it is something to do while in Vegas.

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