3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Type: Aquarium / Zoo, Family Friendly
Enjoy admission to an attraction that defines wild in Vegas in a whole new way -- The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage Las Vegas.
Opened in 1990, Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat is the dream of legendary magicians Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, better known to millions as Siegfried & Roy. For years the duo has worked to help save endangered animals, primarily white tigers and lions.
The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage Las Vegas showcases the duos dedication to animals with two areas - the Dolphin Habitat and the Secret Garden.
Surrounded by palm trees, lush foliage and 2.5 million gallons of water, the Dolphin Habitat is a research facility designed to educate people about these amazing creatures. And while the dolphins don't perform, visitors can occasionally catch the animals engaging in natural play.
Guests can also enjoy an underwater viewing area, shaded seating, a café and a gift shop filled with memorabilia including plush dolphin toys and even dolphin-shaped water guns.
Steps away from the Dolphin Habitat, guests can enter the wonderful, secluded world of the Secret Garden.
The attraction displays six different showcases of lions, tigers and leopards. There are no animal shows. You'll be observing all of animals in a lush tropical environment.
As you meander through the habitat, you'll notice all the greenery, jungle-themed music and even a towering wildcat figure made from plants. Fun facts about the animals are written on plaques spread throughout the facility. Some of the cats even have built-in waterfalls in their resting areas.
The Secret Garden stands out from other animal habitats because it features black and white striped tigers as well as pure white ones. Other endangered animals at the facility include six leopards, one snow leopard and one black panther.
If you want to take some of the wildlife back home with you, the gift shop at the Secret Garden offers souvenirs.