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Shark Reef

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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
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“sea life”(86 reviews)
“an aquarium”(83 reviews)
Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several varieties of tropical fish and sharks.
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3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
The Strip
+1 702-632-7777
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All reviews mandalay bay sea life an aquarium nice aquarium horseshoe crabs touch pool sunken ship golden crocodile jelly fish tank different species large tank touch sting rays per adult great for kids take your time great attraction tunnel
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I thought it would be bigger for the price, but overall it was ok! I liked that it had seats to sit, and just watch the sharks swim around (relaxing)

Thank sfierce
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is quite expensive for how little there is to see. It is a lot of fun to see the sharks, but for the price you would expect to see a little more. It is almost all sharks with the expedition if some turtles and...More

Thank BelRae
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got to the end and thought "That's it?" Yes, the sharks are cool, but $25 seems steep for what you see. Watching the sharks swim around the tunnels is cool. The kommodo dragon was HUGE and posed nicely for pictures (he was very cooperative).

Thank brendanmp246
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shark reef itself is really good, and I could have sat watching the sharks and fish for ages. However the rest of the experience is very dated. The crocodile and the monitor lizard are in tanks that are far too small, and I felt...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw this exhibit 14 years ago, but it really seemed much more interesting today. I had a nice chat with one of the workers about the piranhas. My daughter enjoyed touching the horseshoe crabs and rays. As always, I always enjoy seeing the sharks!...More

Thank SteveWI0001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shark reef. was great. You also get to go to the other side included in price with the frozen ice. My daughter loved looking at all the fish and there is a interactive area as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love sharks, the aquarium really gives you an up close and personal view of these majestic animals! The tunnel is impressive along with the large open view room that is spacious for many people to observe the sharks and other fish in the aquarium....More

Thank Tiara H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son & I arrived as the doors to Polar Journey were opening so we had the place to ourselves. This interactive exhibit is really designed for kids but we had fun playing all the games nevertheless. It started with a mock ship platform which...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great diversion for an hour or so. The kids would love it. Many, many types of sea life, with information about each. Also, an area where you can actually touch sea rays! You can speed thru or take your time. Lots to see.

Thank R8463RImarym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved seeing the amazing sharks and stingrays (you can touch). It was a really cool idea and place to visit. Very short aquarium tour. I was a little short 😢. I was expecting more for the money. You can feed the sharks and turtles...More

Thank Nikki E
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September 8, 2018|
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Response from simiseeu | Reviewed this property |
If all you intend to see is the Shark Reef, then as the others have stated, you can buy your tix directly at the locale. If you want to see other attractions, for instance the three pack where you get entrance to any three... More
Eric S
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Rosario V | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure on a package for 7 at a discount but there is a promotion where you are able to go to 3 attractions for the price of 2 you can buy that at the shark reef and there is a list available on what attractions are... More
July 16, 2016|
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Response from MikeBLisle_Illinois | Reviewed this property |
Actually my friend and I just went through the exhibit leisurely on our oen. It is a fun time and I think your kids would love it. There were a lot of kids there, oohing and ahhing