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Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
Phone Number: 702-632-7777
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Small but good aquarium

When traveling here with my family, my nieces wanted to go to this aquarium. It is very expensive (Vegas prices), and some what small (takes less than an hour to go through). But... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
DoveJJ
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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Staten Island
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

kids and adults alike will enjoy this Aquarium. Part of a 3/$57 attraction pre- purchase online for pickup at an MGM box office ( Luxor, in this case) The sharks are fed by a wiggling stick with a fish on the end 3 days a week, apparently Friday at 2pm is one of them.

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When traveling here with my family, my nieces wanted to go to this aquarium. It is very expensive (Vegas prices), and some what small (takes less than an hour to go through). But it is surprisingly well-done. They have a good range of fish/animals. We enjoyed this visit.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled accross this while looking around. Good value for money, nice aquarium-well kept amd clean. Only complaint was the pushy photo people who insisted we have our photo taken despite us politely declining and stating we wouldnt buy it anyway. Im sure kids would love it, nice break from the casinos

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I anticipated only being able to view sharks, however, I was pleasantly surprised that there was more to it. Excellent for families and kids!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

we was vacationing for our anniversary and was lucky enough to have sme myvegas loyalty points to redeem for tickets to the shark reef aquarium. its about a total of 10 mins and if with children maybe longer, personally i dont think its worth the money with kids,well maybe small children bt any children older i dont think it would... More 

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Mineral Wells, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had free tickets from myvegas and it was the coolest experience. It wasn't super crowded and the fish and sharks were really mobile. Cool exhibit! Must see

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think if you have ever done the aquarium at the Atlantis in Dubai it's hard to find anything that gets close to this. The aquarium at Mandalay Bay is not really worth the $20 per person that you need to pay. It's old looking, the water looked murky and it lacks the wow factor. It only takes about 5-10... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In FACT, Sea Life Centres are actually better! We wasted a pool day to do this because my wife was nagging my ear off about how much she wanted to do this. Oh how I wished we soaked up the sun rays instead of seeing sting rays. It is 'ok' but not great. The best part was seeing these weird... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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323 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the aquarium on a Friday afternoon. There were plenty of people there, but it wasn't super crowded. They have a lot of really cool fish, including some really neat sharks. They also have a touch pool with rays and horseshoe crabs. They have a komodo dragon as well. It is a nice place to visit.

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NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No diver should pass up this opportunity to dive in the desert. The value we received from this experience was much more than the price paid. Not only did we have a breath-taking dive led by the lovely and tranquil Angelina we also received an enthusiastic and educational aquarium tour (including behind the scenes) with Theresa. Stephen in the office... More 

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