How many Aquariums can you say are not only free to enter and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week but are home to mermaids? Don't worry if you have trouble coming up with an answer for that question, the truth is the Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel in Las Vegas may be the only one! This Aquarium really is different from the norm. Aside from the mermaids you will be able to see over 4,000 exotic fish swimming around in the well-kept tanks.
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- A visit to the Silverton Aquarium really is the closest you will ever probably get to see a real life mermaid. Is that because the owners have somehow managed to find the mythical creatures in some deep dark part of our oceans? Well, no to be honest these "mermaids" are actually trained swimmers and divers who don the fin and breathe under water using small hookah ports built into the walls. If you think that sounds dangerous don't worry, they are never under for more than 15 minutes at a time. It's a lot of fun especially for the kids!
- Aside from the mermaids you may be lucky enough to see divers feeding the rays and the other fishes. These divers have microphones built into their suits so you can ask them questions while they work with the help of one of the guides outside the tank.
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- If you have a love of the outdoors then you should drop into the Pro Bass Shop during your visit to the Silverton Hotel. This superstore has everything you need to make a true outdoors adventure including all sorts of equipment for camping and fishing.