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Shark Reef

Neighbourhood: The Strip
Features Animals
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Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
Phone Number:
+1 702-632-7777
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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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Expensive But Good For Kids

As others have mentioned, it's $25/person to get in which I thought was a little steep considering that it is not very big. An hour or so is plenty of time to see all the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The establishment is beautiful and there were sharks and fish, but the line was long and the price was a little high. We were able to walk thru everything within an hour max which was far sooner than we expected. The amount of time it took us to walk and find it, then wait in line, kind of felt like... More 

Thank lwatk89
Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My 7 and 17 year old and I went on a Saturday morning/early afternoon to the shark reef/aquarium. The line to purchase tickets was very long, so as my kids waited in line I went to the front and asked how long people had been waiting (30 minutes). I went to the other side and discovered a will call line... More 

Thank kris p
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We used myvegas reward points to go here free. We love it and the kids love it. We bought the pictures at the end which was a good deal, think it was 40$ for 4 pics and a frame. We will be back.

Thank bigdaveindubai
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As others have mentioned, it's $25/person to get in which I thought was a little steep considering that it is not very big. An hour or so is plenty of time to see all the exhibits. However they do have some pretty interesting exhibits including a Komodo Dragon and some Amazon fish that are pretty cool. The shipwreck aquarium at... More 

Thank pacificswift
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here not expecting it to be so big.. Lots to see and some amazing creatures... Makes a change from the hustle and bustle of the strip.

Thank Ian B
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We decided to have a look at the shark reef and aquarium that is located at Mandalay bay hotel. Tickets were $25 and you get a polor experience to look around beforehand. There are plenty of tropical fish and reptiles to look at and you can touch a small stingray halfway round. At the end you enter into the shark... More 

Thank spudly187
Camano Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think that they added the polar exhibit to make it seem like this doesn't cost a lot of money, while the exhibit is educational and can be a little fun I don't think it brings much to the cost of the ticket. I think this is kind of expensive all in all but it was enjoyable. They added this... More 

Thank Wklstoywife
Woodbury, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids really liked the exhibit but it was pretty expensive for a family of four given how long it took to go through. Probably should have sent my wife to the spa while I took the boys to the reef. 4 stars for the exhibit. 2 stars for the cost, averages out to 3 stars.

Thank Dave G
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on a whim as we were walking by and thought why not. This is a good self guided tour great for kids and adults alike. Lots of sharks, fish and an octopus to see. Loved the tunnel that you walk through and see al of the fish swim around you. But the best part here was the... More 

Thank 0207jane
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really relaxing and well planned space. Work around and read the plaques explaining the whys and wherefores of the exhibits and how they live in their natural habitats. Great for adults and kids alike

Thank Karen B

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