This is a review of The Siegfried & Roy Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat situated at the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas. Started by famed magicians Siegfried & Roy, the secret garden provides a viewing of wild cats and dolphins. Dont be mistaken, this is not a zoo and as its much smaller than a zoo. The secret garden provides a tropical atmosphere which is great break from the usual Las Vegas attractions. Ticket prices start at $15 for adults and$10 for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Children under 4 enter for free.
The Siegfried & Roy Secret Garden starts off with the viewing area of the 2.5-million-gallon dolphin habitat. The dolphin habitat contains Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in four connected pools. There are educators who educate the public about the dolphins while the dolphins do tricks and play with their toys. These talks are highly informative. The best part is going beneath the pools which provide a glass viewing area of the dolphins. This is a unique view as you get to see the dolphins interact underneath the water.
The next part of the Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden is the Big Cat Conservation area. In tropical enclosures which mimicks the wildlife habitat of the animals you will get to see Black Panthers, Golden Tigers, Leopards, Lions, White Lions and White Tigers. I had mixed feelings about this part of the secret garden. I dont think it provides great views of the animals and you walk through it rather quickly. There are informative displays providing information which you can read. The secret garden ends with a souvenir shop where you can purchase souvenirs to remember your visit.
The Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat provides a great break from the usual activities in Las Vegas due to its tropical setting and is breath of fresh air. The price of $15 is expensive for what you are getting as its a small habitat that you could walk through in one hour. Its not an attraction I will visit again but certainly dont have any regret visiting it.