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Mandalay Bay Aquarium

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Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas
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Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas
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Mandalay Bay Hotel, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The aquarium was great. Not like a Ripleys but enjoyed it very much. The polar experience however was awful, beyond description. All the technology seemed right out of the 1970’s. No real anything. No penguins, he whole thing is tacky digital. Of course being in...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved the sharks - they were very impressive. Various exhibits to see, the best being the little enclosure where you can touch the fish - just awesome - as some of the fish don't feel like you think they would. Yes it is expensive,...More

Thank KazAndrew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re staying in one of the 3 connected hotels —Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, this is a nice break from usual activities. It takes about an hour and is well done. Lots of interesting marine life, especially the SHARKS! Don’t make a difficult trip to...More

Thank FloridaNativeJan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Better then expected. I would go back. Unique exhibits and explanations. Better then sea worlds shark exhibit.

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like all things in Vegas, this attraction is overpriced. The exhibits are very interesting, and the fish are beautiful to observe. I will say there were way too many screaming children so it is a little harder to actually see the exhibits. I wouldn't call...More

Thank Alisiya G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The directions to the aquarium are anything but pedestrian friendly. We had to park at the convention center and ended up walking down the block through the front entrance then back behind all the pool area to end back up at the convention center to...More

Thank Kristy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With small children in Vegas there’s not much to do except spend money and walk about in 45 degree heat, glad we were only there a short while on our travels through west coast. The aquarium was good to visit and included in the ticket...More

Thank Jumby15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant just brilliant right up close and personal with different types if sharks and all sorts of fish including piranhas. Also got to pet sting ray which was very cool. 5 out of 5. Oh also I seen a snake yawn the wee evil s××t.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived mid-morning and there was a slow moving queue to pay! We eventually went inside by-passing the expensive official photo opportunity! We felt that it was over-priced for what it was (but then it is Las Vegas). We have much better aquariums in the...More

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small aquarium. Adult admission $25.00. There are a number of hands-on experiences as well as some nice displays. The walk-through tunnel is the highlight. Quite a number of sharks as well as other species. We found this was our favorite area because you could...More

1  Thank Racmos
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21 September 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.
18 April 2015|
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Response from Terryz21 | Reviewed this property |
It is one and the same.