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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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In the desert you can see tropical fish and sharks!

tickets are 25.00 go to vegas.com and get them.. then they are 20.00 each. Come see fish and other reptiles huge stingrays jellyfish and sharks. Really cool to go through the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Montana City, Montana
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shark Reef does an excellent job of displaying and caring for some amazing animals. There are very few places where you can get close to large crocodilians, Komodo Dragons, piranhas, giant sea turtles, and of course a variety of large sharks and rays, including the very cool guitar fish and saw fish!

Thank Gregory L
Swansea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a total ripoff. Its way too small - its presented beautifully. You walk through the entrance and immediately think of the films Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones films - all brilliantly presented. Highlights being the luminous jellyfish, and seeing the piranhas. Your just getting into the exhibits and you find yourself within the shark tank looking from... More 

Thank alibaba1972
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a bad place to visit. It was $18/person. Very small and take about 30-40 minutes to view. This place for both adults and kids to see.

Thank Farooq R
Montana City, Montana
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

tickets are 25.00 go to vegas.com and get them.. then they are 20.00 each. Come see fish and other reptiles huge stingrays jellyfish and sharks. Really cool to go through the tunnels and see all the animals just swimming by. They even have a place for kids to pet the baby rays.

Thank Pansy77th
Byron Center, MI
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Mandalay Bay and visited this while there. Way too expensive for what you get. I enjoy visiting aquariums but this was a disappointment. Was expecting more variety and the exhibit to be at least twice as big as it was. Save your money and time.

Thank GreggMS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a public aquarium inside the casino itself. It is quite a walk to get to it, if coming from the tram, as you have to walk through the casino floor, basically going from one end to another. There are 2 different parts to this place,... More 

1 Thank WalterHC
Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is fun for kids - not really interesting for the grown ups. The whole aquarium is drenched in low dim light - to the extent that the details of the aquatic life is not clearly visible. The interiors are modeled in the form of a drowned ship which gives you a feeling of really being there and watching... More 

Thank ddaseden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in Mandalay Bay Hotel Casino its Well worth a visit ,it's got some really good exhibits of different sea life and reptiles the big tank with the sharks in is very impressive you get up very close to the sharks and turtles they swim over your head and you get some really impressive views it's very clever how they... More 

Thank Ladylambretta
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for something to entertain our young granddaughter while keeping the adults entertained as well. Shark Reef at Mandalay had high ratings, so we thought it would be a fun experience for the entire group. We were not disappointed, and thought the prices of admission were fair. The range was $17 - $25, children under three were free.... More 

2 Thank MandLCarey
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grandkids they really enjoyed it, a couple of the exhibits that they talked about and really enjoyed were the pirahna tank and the shark and sea turtles exhibit just comparing their size to the fish in the tank. The whole experiance took anywhere from 45 mins to an hour to go thru. We would go back in the... More 

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