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Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
- Visited: June 2013
- Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
- Traveled with:
Tots (0-2) and Little Kids (3-5)
My kids could have watched the dolphins all day!Flag review
Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat is a great place to visit, if you have small children, in Las Vegas. My children would have gladly stayed in the underground viewing area for hours. Even after we left to go look at the tigers and other large cats, they really wanted to go back and see the dolphins. It's a really great way to get up close and see the dolphins play. They weren't nearly as interested in the cats, primarily because at the time we went, they were rather in active. I think they would have been more interested, if it had been around feeding time or another more active period.
Tips for Families
Most of the habitat is outside, and even the part that's underground has openings, so save the habitat for a cooler day or go early in the morning or later in the evening.
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First a disclaimer: I work at one of the other MGM properties, so I received discount tickets. So I won't comment on the value, but I have been twice and enjoyed it each time. If you have family visiting that includes children, there are only so many things to do and see that would be appropriate. Both my niece and nephew (ages 5 and 7) loved this. There were two baby dolphins at the time of our visit and it was fun to see them following their moms around the pool trying to jump. There was staff on hand around the pools to answer questions and we got to see some of their exercises. The over all exhibit is not that big, but you can easily spend at least an hour here. Be aware that much of it is in direct...
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I visited in August 2011, and enjoyed it, although it's fairly limited in scope. The dolphins were active, although it was obviously a fairly small space for them compared to dedicated marine parks. They seemed healthy and active, and the underwater viewing port was great. There was a baby dolphin swimming in circles with its mother. There are no tricks or shows, just the animals behaving in a fairly natural way. The cats were all quite lazy and sleeping (it was mid-day and very hot, so this was to be expected), but seemed to be healthy and doing ok. They also had fairly small enclosures -- not small cages, but certainly not enough space to run or exhibit full range of feline behavior. I really don't thi...
I was hesitant to bring the kids to Siegfried and Roy's secret garden because you never know what your gonna get at kid's attractions in Vegas. Usually it's some mediocre experience for a high price and we walk away feeling used. Luckily, at S & R, it was not the case. We had a great time, even in 103 degree heat. I brought my daughter, (7) and my son (2) here one morning, it was $29 total at the gate. We walked in and was immediately greeted by a Dolphin in a large pool. We walked around and saw an adjoining pool with 2 more dolphins, which I assume were for the Dolphin experience where you can swim with the dolphins. We walked over the bridge to an even larger pool where 4 dolphins greeted us, including Mi...
Dolphins!!! I love them!! My little family went on adventure here and we got in free because my bf knows someone. I still woulda paid the entry fee no matter what though because I LOVE DOLPHINS! We went a little later in the day on a Monday and hoping it wouldnt be hot, but guess what... its Vegas so who were we kidding!! LOL. Upon getting our tickets we walked through the walk-way and through the misters (which I love!!) and gave our tickets to the girl (who was sooooo nice!!) Walking down the stairs I was like ahh!! Soooo excited! I read reviews and had the impression it was very small... It wasnt!!!! In all honesty we really only came to see the dolphins; but all the other animals were def a treat! Some p...
This is a really unique experience. It is a little pricey to go in---$17 per head but they rely on our dollars to take care of the animals so it's worth it. There really isn't a whole lot to see, I mean, don't expect to see the number of animals you'd see in your typical zoo. Instead, you will find a unique blend of cats. Like white lions and tigers. =0) They are truly amazingly beautiful. =0) The dolphin area is pretty neat too. The trainers go out and train them and the dolphins jump in the area and they also seem to smile at you. I've gone to this twice and I really enjoyed it both times. I'm sure I'll go again...just because I love the cat family and I love dolphins. "The Secret Garden" probably...
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