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Shark Reef

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3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed looking at the fish. we keep tropical fish at home so this attraction was good for us. Only bad point is that it is far to expensive to get in. Would get more visitors if the admission charge was below $15

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thank the lord I got a really cheap ticket from the UK as I would have felt totally ripped off. Having seen to allow and hour for the tour, I timed this booking prior to seeing the "ONE" show. We dragged it out to 20...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank JueL07
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium walk through takes about 15 minutes after which are funneled into a tightly stocked gift shop where you have to pry your screaming kids fingers off of over priced stuffys and plastic animals. Water is $6 per bottle to give you an idea....More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Konngg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of shark exhibits. Small aquarium but average price in Vegas. Good exhibits and good variety. Would not see a second time.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank samanthao520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice and we enjoyed it. Took some really cool pics of the sea turtles, sharks and different fish etc. Just wish there was a little more to see, it didn’t take very long to walk through.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank LoreleiK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The set up is amazing, there is a lot to see. I appreciated my visit because I like aquariums in general. Sections where it was crowded with kids were unpleasant, but I expected it. The place where you can touch the stingrays, the aquarium full...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank steffortier11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m glad that we got discount tickets from Trip Advisor. The shark acquarium is nice, but not as good as the one in Denver, Colorado.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank AbbyLove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fabulous aquarium in Las Vegas! Shark Reef is located inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Nicely curated displays and beautiful fish greet you. The walk through underwater tunnels give you an immersive experience. Don't worry, it is quite spacious and does not produce a stuffy...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LoveNewAdventures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shark Reef is a failrly small aquarium, but after a dozen trips to FLorida without seeing any sea turtles, we decided to go for the sea turtle feeding experience. We got to go behind the scenes and actrually feed an entire bucket to the three...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This aquarium is great for the young kids. My two year old enjoys the exhibits here every time we go. There is a wide range of things to see from crocs to sharks. I would skip the polar bear and penguin thing, it’s animated and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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726ceris
May 12, 2019|
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Response from Venture498387 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. If it’s the only thing drawing you to stay at Mandalay Bay I would reconsider hotels only because this hotel is towards the end of the strip. The Shark Reef aquarium was still a really cool little day out... More
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stephenjones007
April 29, 2019|
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Yes, it does. However, there are some conditions, so I would suggest calling them directly. We were told (last thursday) that the free entry to the pool with the Shark Reef tickets starts at 5pm on the same day the ticket... More
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cgille1392
September 20, 2017|
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Response from tamarasquibb | Reviewed this property |
There is one big snake in an enlarged glass case you walk by. I only noticed it because they had 2 keepers in therw feeding it the day we were there.
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