Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

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See, feed, and touch all sorts of exotic marine creatures at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. More than 2,000 animals inhabit the various displays, including green sea turtles, giant rays, a golden crocodile, piranhas, and various species of sharks. Check out the main tank--its volume of 4.9 million liters (1.3 million gallons) makes it one of the largest in North America. It contains a shipwreck among the reefs. Walk through the tank's underwater tunnel before taking part in animal encounters, such as feeding sea turtles. Guests of the hotel who are certified divers can even dive with the 30 or so sharks in the main tank. Put Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Las Vegas day trip tool.
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  • Reasonably priced, the Shark Reef is a definite must. The ankle biter really enjoyed it and there is so much to see in there. Also the hotel is also impressive when your walking through it to get... 
    Reasonably priced, the Shark Reef is a definite must. The ankle biter really enjoyed it and there is so much to see in there. Also the hotel is also impressive when your walking through it to get...  more »
  • this was a great time with the great sharks of the ocean sting rays are large as well as the sharks great for familys tried to book online said it was sold out as we stayed at madalay bay went to box....  more
    this was a great time with the great sharks of the ocean sting rays are large as well as the sharks great for familys tried to book online said it was sold out as we stayed at madalay bay went to box....  more »
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  • Fun way to spend some time in Las Vegas. It is located inside of Mandalay Bay's Convention Center. They let us in on a schedule of 30 minute intervals, so factor that in. The tickets cost 29 dollars. Upon entering the attraction we encountered a komodo dragon. It was unexpected for a shark reef but very interesting. Walking through the tunnels is an interesting view of the marine life. There is a high concentration of exotic sea life is impressive and seeing them from this garage point was both unique and enjoyable.
  • The aquarium is so beautiful, and relaxing to walk through. The exhibits and habitats are very well put together, and the staff is very knowledgeable of the animals. The decor and environment are jungle-like, and a lot of fun. The front-desk staff was very kind and informed us of the different price options for us, and didn't charge us for something we didn't need, based on the age of our children, instead of up-selling us. They also have a touch-pool which was a fun and great attraction, which allows everyone, including children, to touch stingrays and baby sharks, which was very fun. We loved it, and would definitely come back.

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