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Shark Reef

  • 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S Map It
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 05/28/2014

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Your journey through Mandalay Bay's long-running Shark Reef attraction begins in the mysterious realm of deep water at the ruins of an old Aztec temple. It's tropical and humid for us bipeds, but quite comfy for the golden crocodiles, endangered green sea turtles, and water monitors. Descend through two glass tunnels, which lead you deeper and deeper under the sea (or about 1.6 million gallons of water), where exotic tropical fish and other sea creatures swim all around

you. The tour saves the best for last—from the recesses of a sunken galleon, sharks swim below, above, and around the skeleton ship. Elsewhere you'll find a petting zoo for marine life, a Komodo dragon exhibit, and a special jellyfish habitat. If you plan to visit other MGM Resorts attractions you can save with their three-for-$57 promotion.

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Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $18 adults, $12 kids 5–12
  • Fri.–Sat. 10–10; Sun.–Thurs. 10–8 pm

Updated 05/28/2014


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Dec 1, 2007

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.

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Mar 7, 2007

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.

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Jul 13, 2006

Awesome Aquarium

The line to get inside is really long. I suggest going after 6:00pm or getting there really early. There are no restrooms inside. Aside from these two items, it was really neat and my 3 year old loved it! You can touch the sting rays and fish. The shark tank had lots of other sea creatures and it was mesmerizing. This is one of the last few things for kids.

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