This past trip to Las Vegas, my husband and I were looking for something fun and different to do. I love baby animals so seeing the picture of the baby tigers on MyVegas, for Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat, made me want to check it out. I had no idea how challenging it was going to be for me to get my actual tickets when I redeemed this reward on MyVegas.
Truth be told, I probably made this harder than it should have been. I hadn’t redeemed tickets of this type on MyVegas previously. The website kept trying to charge me for my complimentary tickets. It also kept noting seat selections and a specific time of entry, of which neither was pertinent. I walked away from this fiasco and came back a couple of days later and somehow I was able to figure out what was wrong and get my tickets printed.
Entry into the habitat was very simple. The woman taking tickets barely looked at the tickets I handed her. When you walk in you immediately are at the dolphin pools. They hold dolphin shows about every fifteen minutes. We did stop and watch the final show of the day on our way out. It was neat to see the dolphins jumping and spinning in the air, but I always feel a little sad when I see such beautiful animals entrapped in a pool rather than in their natural habitat.
As we moved through the property we came to the entrance to the large cat area. Before entering, there is a photographer who takes three or four pictures of your party. You can purchase these photos later on at the gift shop.
Inside the big cat section of the habitat we saw leopards, lions, and tigers. There were no baby cats anywhere to be seen. I was highly disappointed since this is what I thought I would see, due to the advertising on MyVegas. I did thoroughly enjoy taking photographs of the different cats playing, lapping water, and sunning themselves.
The entire habitat is clean and beautiful. The animal enclosures have lots of greenery and water as well as things for the cats to climb on. The experience was fun, but again, left me feeling a little sad for the caged animals. I prefer to go wildlife watching out in the Rocky Mountains or Smoky Mountains I guess.
If you are looking for something fun to do at the Mirage and you love big cats and dolphins, this could be a fun stop for you. It’s definitely a nice way for children to view animals they have never seen in person. The photographs are a nice keepsake to walk away with as well.
For more information please visit: https://www.mirage.com/en/amenities/siegfried-roys-secret-garden-and-dolphin-habitat.html