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Swim with the Sharks at Golden Nugget

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No, seriously

July 19, 2012
  • You can swim THROUGH the aquarium at the Tank pool at Golden Nugget.
You can swim THROUGH the aquarium at the Tank pool at Golden Nugget.

Imagine swimming inches away from sharks and other marine live … right in downtown Las Vegas.

Yep, that’s now reality at the Tank, the $30-millon pool at the Golden Nugget. Five species of sharks and various game fish fill a 200,000-gallon shark aquarium, which is the centerpiece of a three-story pool complex, complete with waterfalls and a killer water slide that speeds you right through the middle of the aquarium.

Shark species include sand tiger sharks, brown sharks, Pacific blacktip sharks, nurse sharks and a zebra shark. There are also southern stingrays and a wide variety of large game fish in the colorful reef habitat.

Nearby is Dive Bar at the Tank, a poolside bar offering specialty cocktails, three live gaming tables, seven private cabanas, daybeds and a retail kiosk (in case you forgot your sun block or shark-repellant). Also nearby is the H2O poolside lounge, which brings a fun, lounge atmosphere to the Golden Nugget.

Put it all together and you’ve got what Forbes Traveler calls one of the “top 10 pools in the world.”


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