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You start your journey through the mysterious realm of deep water at the ruins of an old Aztec temple. Here the heat and humidity may be uncomfortable for humans, but it's quite nice for the golden crocodiles, endangered green sea turtles, water monitors, and tropical fish. Descend through two glass tunnels, which lead you deeper and deeper under the sea (or about 1.6 million gallons of it), where exotic tropical fish and other sea creatures swim all around you. The tour saves the best for last—from the bowels of a sunken galleon, sharks swim below, above, and around the skeleton ship. Elsewhere you'll find something like a petting zoo for marine life, a Komodo dragon exhibit, and a special jellyfish habitat.

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  • Address: Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S, South Strip, Las Vegas, NV 89119 | Map It
  • Phone: 702/632–4555
  • Cost: $18 adults, $12 kids 5–12
  • Hours: Fri.–Sat. 10–10; Sun.–Thurs. 10–8 pm
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  • Location: South Strip
Updated: 03-29-2013

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    Very Pretty, but very short and far away.

    I will start off by saying that having gone to SeaWorld in Orlando by rating is probably a bit biased. The aquarium itself is beautiful the "landscaping" inside is also vey nice. I agree with the previous post with regards to the fact that the walk to the Reef is quite long. For the price I did expect there to be a little more to it but it was very nice all the same. I am a big fan of Sea Turtles so that was one of the biggest reasons I wanted to go. Although the Stingray pool was cool it was a little disappointing to me just because of the one I've already seen. The best part was definately the relaxing atmosphere it had. My husband and I sat in one of the Aquarium "tubes" for a whikle and just enjoyed watch the sharks and Sea Turtles swim by.

    by MrsR_111007, 12/1/07
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    If you need a break from all the action

    In a really remote part of the hotel, so it's quite a trek. Too pricy for the experience (it's an aquarium), but it is definitely a nice break from all the hub bub and an entertaining experience.

    by Golnarsarge, 3/7/07

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