Las Vegas Aquariums

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I have been wanting to do this vlog for a long time, and I finally got around to it.  My goal was to walk the entire Las Vegas Strip in one day, going into every single hotel and trying to find as many aquariums/tanks/ponds that I could.

I walked for over 16 hours, went into 30 hotels, logged 19.3 miles, and found 10 aquariums! But I know I missed a few!

The next time you are in Vegas, pull up this blog, and see if you can find aquariums that I missed!  And shoot me an email so I can update this list!  contact@myfirstfishtank.com

I) Vlog: The Strip

I thought my Achilles tendon was going to snap by the end of this day! This is the entire video!  If you just want to see clips of each aquarium, scroll down to section III!

II) Map

I’m sure you figured it out, but a red star means you will find a tank/aquarium/or pond.  A single star can mean one tank or multiple tanks.

For example, when you visit Caesars Palace, there are several tanks, so scroll down to find them all.

III) Aquariums On The Las Vegas Strip

1) Mandalay Bay

Out of all the tanks I found on the Strip, Shark Reef was my favorite.  At the time of writing, the cost was $25 for adults and $19 for children (Age 4-12).

Even though it is a relatively small exhibit, the shark tanks themselves are worth the money.

  • 14 exhibits
  • 2 walk through tunnels
  • 1.3 million gallon shipwreck themed shark tank

Located near the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

2) The Luxor

I was feeling pretty lucky after the Luxor because I was two for two!  I met a friendly security guard who said there were no tanks on the property, but as I started walking way, she said, “Wait! We do have one!”

This pond is in the designated employee smoking area by bus terminal north.  You would never, ever find it if you were just looking yourself.

The public is allowed back there, but the employees might stare at you funny since no tourists ever venture into the bowels of Egypt!

To find it, just ask an employee how to get to the north bus terminal and you’ll figure it out from there.

This is just a small pond with some fish and turtles!  But it counts!

3) Caesar's Palace

Alright, so I found three different aquariums in Caesar’s Palace.

  • Beijing Noodle #9. I couldn’t even tell you how to get there, so ask somebody.  Just a whole bunch of goldfish.  Still pretty cool though!
  • Water Grill- A restaurant in the Forum Shops, you have to walk all the way to the back near the kitchen and they have several large holding tanks for their fresh seafood.  Their King Crab was out of this world huge!
  • Cheesecake Factory- The largest saltwater tank is at the end of the Forum Shops right in front of the Cheesecake factory.  Saltwater tropical, tons of cool fish, shark, etc…

4) The Mirage

So this is embarrassing, but I totally missed the largest aquarium at the Mirage!  I don’t know what I was thinking because I even knew it was there!

There are two aquariums at The Mirage:

  • Behind the front desk. The only problem with this huge saltwater tank is you can’t get very close to it!  Quite large though, and makes a stunning backdrop as you check in.
  • Sigfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat. This is the one I missed!  Ugh, oh well, next trip!  At the time of writing, admission was $22 for adults and $17 for kids (ages 4-12).  A small attraction with Bottlenose Dolphins, White Tigers, White Lions, and Leopards.

5) Stratosphere

I somehow miraculously stumbled across this fish tank while wandering through the shops on the second floor above the casino.  

A small freshwater tank located smack dab in the middle of a store called Ashba.

6) Wynn

Maybe it was because I was delirious with exhaustion, but these four simple Koi ponds were my favorite on the entire strip.

I would have never found these on my own.  Another helpful security guard pointed them out to me.  They are located in the foyer of the Wynn Tower Suites, which has its own separate entrance on the Wynn side.

Beautifully manicured, it is a quiet oasis on the busy strip.  Even the Koi fish are calm in their small ponds.  A peaceful place to relax.

7) The Flamingo

So sorry for this footage!  It was already dark and there were no lights!  So you really can’t see anything!

Easy to find, basically the entire central courtyard is landscaped ponds with Flamingos.  Always fun to stop in and say hi!

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