I have been to Las Vegas several times. Luckily, this town has so much to offer that I always find new things to do. One of my favorite things to do in Vegas is explore the hotels. During my most recent trip my friend and I were exploring The Mirage. We found the entrance to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Neither of us knew that this existed. Since we both like dolphins we were excited to check this out.

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siegfried & roy's secret garden and dolphin habitat

Tickets for an all-day adventure pass for Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat are $22 for adults. If you buy them directly through the hotel’s website you can get $5 off. You can visit any day of the week from 10am-5pm. The all-day adventure pass lets you see the dolphins. There are three different dolphin tanks that you have access to. You can see the dolphins from above & below ground.

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The scenery is really pretty in this area. It is easy to forget that you are in the heart of Las Vegas while you are watching dolphins jump around. I learned early on to always have my camera ready so that I could photograph the dolphins. Throughout the day the trainers will feed the dolphins and have them show off their tricks. They are such smart animals. I could watch them all day!

siegfried roy's secret garden and dolphin habitat

Would you like to interact with the dolphins? You can paint with a dolphin. A little girl did this while I was there and it was really cool. You hold a canvas above a dolphin while a trainer puts something in the dolphin’s mouth that has paint on it. If you want to get in the water with the dolphins you can become a trainer for a day.

Beyond the dolphin tanks, you can find lions & tigers.

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It was such a wonderful surprise to find Siegfried welcoming guests. As my friend and I were approaching one of the tiger cages we saw him. I thought he looked familiar and the next thing I knew he was introducing himself to us. Isn’t that so cool that he actually comes here?

Is Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat Worth Visiting?

Absolutely! This was a highlight of my trip. I loved getting to see the dolphins and lions and tigers up close. If you are traveling to Vegas with young children this is a great place to bring them. Since there is so much to do around town I wouldn’t stay more than a few hours. I love that this is a unique activity that is unlike anything else I’ve done in Sin City.

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Michelle Ares is the founder and creative director of LA Dreaming. I have a passion for Southern California and love sharing my adventures and experiences with you. I love to travel, find new places to check out, and watch movies. You can follow me on Instagram @la.dreaming

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