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Address: Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
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10:00 - 22:00
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Soothing afternoon at the Aquarium

Our party enjoyed the wide variety of water life - from turtles, jelly fish, lots of salt water fish, sting rays and sharks! They have a petting tank with rays

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our party enjoyed the wide variety of water life - from turtles, jelly fish, lots of salt water fish, sting rays and sharks! They have a petting tank with rays

Thank lgcrilley
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21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend decided to visit this attraction during our trip to Vegas in August, as I love marine life and especially sharks. Despite the aquariums small size, the quality of the exhibits and tanks are first class. There was a wide range of marine life on display and adequate and interesting information was provided at varying points in... More 

Thank Aimée N
Randolph, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Much improved from the old aquarium. Lots to see and end up at a place to sit and just watch the fish. Fun for everyone.

Thank Sandy P
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mandalay Bay aquarium is little so if you don't have much time for explore in vegas this is a place you can visit, don't expect to see big big sharks but you can see a little ones and still have a nice time . Is better for the kids than for adults . In the gift shop you can find... More 

Thank M J
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

altought its dated 2016 i visted 2015 and it was good got to see all different kind of marine life and touch some if you wanted to (altought I opted not to as its not my thing) like how your informed by the different sepcies of lifes under the sea too

Thank kellypartridge
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now... I don't want to say it wasn't good because it was it just didn't live up to my expectations. You see the big billboards advertising it, and I love aquariums so I pestered my boyfriend to come with me! I thought it would be really cute and romantic but instead I felt quite rushed because it was so busy!... More 

Thank Eljroberts
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great stop while in Vegas. Well maintained beautiful aquarium with lots to see. The line was long to get in and the attendants were slow in processing ticket request which is the reason for 4 stars. Other than that- great family experience.

Thank Cbethlynn
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't expect too much, but this was actually one of the best aquariums we've visited. It's situated near the back of Mandalay bay, and opens around 10:00. They've got lots of huge tanks with a great selection of sealife. Sharks, turtles, eals, piranhas. We'd highly recommend going to check this out.

Thank Gary R
Tracy, California
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expensive, muggy, and CROWDED! Not much time to stand and watch the fish. You have to keep moving to avoid being trampled. And even if you were able to stop, you wouldn't be able to see much because of all the inconsiderate folks who think it's ok to block your view while they pose for selfies and videos. VIDEOS, really!... More 

Thank iodoggie
Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoy these kind of attractions very much, so this was a must see for us while in Las Vegas. We thought it was a long walk to the attraction which is at the rear of the Mandalay Bay hotel, but it's always interesting walking through these large resort complexes and casino's. When we got to the... More 

Thank RojBlake

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