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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium Experience

One of the many  activities we did during our Las Vegas vacation was to see the  Shark Reef Aquarium.  It was an amazing experience, it was both  education and fun.  In light of what happened in Las Vegas, I would like to encourage  everyone to say a prayer for the city of Las Vegas especially  for those who  are dealing with the trauma.  I have been praying that God will give these people the strength they need  in these hard times.
We parked at  the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to get to the Shark Reef Aquarium.  There was an event for African American  women during that time.

The convention center was adjacent to the Mandalay Bay  resort  where the  gunman in the recent  massacre had  stayed.  It  sends chills to my bones when I think about it.  I can't even  imagine the horror that the people attending the  concert must have felt.  I fear for my children  every time we travel  because of crazy people like the shooter in Las Vegas mass shooting.
Horrible things like this always make you think how scary the world we live in nowadays.  All we can do when we go somewhere is to pray that God will  protect us from harm.  
The Mandalay Bay has a tram  that connects to its sister companies, the Excalibur and Luxur.  All three luxury hotels were built by Circus Circus before they sold it to MGM.  Circus Circus is where we stayed at during our  vacation.
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Our experience to  one of the largest Aquarium  in North America was  amazing.  The Shark Reef Aquarium  displays numerous different species of sharks, rays, fish, reptiles, and marine invertebrates.
We love all the  photographs with information  displayed  on the  lobby  leading to the Aquarium entrance.

If you are  in Vegas, the aquarium is  one of the interesting places to see especially with kids.  I told my husband that if the massacre had happened before our vacation, there's no way I would even consider going to Vegas at all but my husband said that we can't let our fear hinder us from doing things.  I agree with him but I still can't shake off the fear because of what happened there.
Anyway, our children had a blast.  This  huge aquarium  really brought some educational entertainment  to us.
I recorded a video which you can watch below.  Enjoy.

18 travelers' comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I've been there, but it's been many years. I went there about 12 years ago and loved all the cool sealife they have there.

Alli Smith said...

Looks like you and your family had a really good time at the Shark Reef Aquarium! I'm praying for all the families of the victims of that horrible shooting and I'm glad you wrote about it in this post.

A.L. Gibson said...

That looked like so much of fun. I'm going to have to check this place out whenever I visit there. I can tell you guys had a lot of fun. So much to see and do!

Heather D said...

That looks like a lot of fun. My family loves going to the aquariums in our area!

AiringMyLaundry said...

I've always enjoyed checking out aquariums. This one looks like it's a good one.

I also have the Las Vegas victims in my thoughts. I can't even imagine what they went through.

Tomi Clark said...

I've enjoyed several visits to Mandalay Bay but have yet to visit the Shark Reef Aquarium. There's so much to see and do there that I guess I just haven't made it to that attraction yet. Looks like your family had a great time.

Jeannette said...

I have never been to Las Vegas but it looks like there's more things to do than just gamble. It looks like you guys had a good time and I'm glad you were not there when this tragedy took place.

Kim LaCoste said...

I have no words to comment on something at Mandalay Bay when such horrific events happened there just days ago.

Sapphire Kharyzma said...

Looks like you had an amazing time. Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium looks loaded with such amazingness. I would love to visit here one day with my son!

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Mandalay Bay is certainly in the new now. Looks like you had a wonderful and fun time with your family.

Lisa said...

IT looks like you all had a great time. I've always enjoyed visiting Vegas.

Lucee said...

I've been to shark reef aquarium and it is amazing. Looks like you all love it.

Pam said...

The Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium looks like a great place to visit as a family. It's great that you guys were able to enjoy it. I have also been keeping the Vegas victims in my thought and prayers. It's heartbreaking the tragedy that unfolded there.

Jennifer EngineerMommy said...

This shark reef aquarium sounds like a wonderful destination. I know my kids love looking at underwater wildlife. We would love to check it out in person.

Liz Mays said...

This sounded like a really nice trip. The aquarium there is super impressive! I like the ruins/temple look!

Debra Hawkins said...

It sounds like an impressive place. My heart is with Vegas. It is so sad what has happened there.

Emily, Our house now a home said...

This looks amazing! We have been to many aquariums in the country but never been to this shark reef one in Vegas. I have heard amazing things about it.

Amanda Simkin said...

Mandalay Bay is a beautiful hotel and place to escape the stress of the world. Too bad all of that was shattered this week by a crazy person.

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