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Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
Phone Number: 702-632-7777
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

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A little different aquarium. Very knowledgeable staff. Ask about the piranhas very interesting. Touch the Rays is fun for kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A little different aquarium. Very knowledgeable staff. Ask about the piranhas very interesting. Touch the Rays is fun for kids.

Thank vams44
Manitoba, Canada
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94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For the price you pay it is not worth it. It is quite small and was over before you knew it. I wouldn't go again.

Thank Momma080914
Las Vegas, Nevada
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137 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You're in, and the next thing you know... It's over. Without the buy one get one, we'd really feel ripped off. Not a bad venue just not worth the price.

Thank JKConey
Sarasota, Florida
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46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If we went to Shark Reef for just the aquarium it would be a definite disappointment. It's fairly small and pricey for what you get. HOWEVER, we did the Shark Feed experience for a little extra money and it was GREAT. Steven was really knowledgeable and helpful. Very unique opportunity and not something most aquariums offer. We had a fabulous... More 

Thank funfromflorida
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't waste your money. The reef is okay, but not even one of those things I'd say is worth doing once. Skip it.

Thank KatKealy
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful facility and very enjoyable. I just think it is a little too expensive for what it is. Although, I guess I would have lost more than $20 in that hour if I was at a slot machine. :-)

Thank LACTexas
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The shark reef is a very great experience. If you take your time and look at everything you will see some stuff you will see at no other aquarium.

Thank brad r
Toronto, Canada
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138 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect for some quieter time away from the strip and great for families to visit. The aquarium isn't huge, so doesn't take up a lot of time, but is well laid out and big enough to be entertaining and worth the visit. We went in the morning and had no line-up (we purchased our tickets there). I would go again... More 

Thank newtraveler0910
Atlanta, GA
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went because our daughter is determined to visit an aquarium in every U.S. state (check off Nevada)... This aquarium is small - it IS in a hotel & casino after all. The variety of species is okay - the tunnel going under the main tank is pretty cool though. The extra $5 for the "Monsters of the Deep" is... More 

Thank KDJinATL
Long Island New York
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139 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Checked this out as part of the 3 attractions for $57 deal and for that price it was definitely worth it (was totally looking forward to the walk through tunnel where sharks are literally swimming over your head). Had I paid full admission price though I probably would not have been impressed and thought it was a bit more of... More 

Thank comsewogian

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