The Bellagio is widely regarded as the top resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The Italian-inspired hotel, combined with its magnificent casino, has been given such praise for a number of reasons. One of the main factors contributing to the Bellagio’s undeniable beauty and elegance is the majestic fountains that are located front and center for everyone to observe. Despite being one of few free attractions on the Strip, the Fountains of Bellagio remains one of the most spectacular shows you’ll see in Vegas. It’s mesmerizing combination of water, music, and lights working together in a choreographed performance is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Constructed in the late 1990’s, the Fountains of Bellagio were built to enhance the resort’s Italian theme, as fountains are a popular attraction in many European countries. They portray a romantic elegance that can be associated with Italian cities like Rome and Venice. Created by WET, a design firm that specializes in inventive architectural water features, the fountain was the largest in the world when it first opened but has since been passed up by fountains in Dubai and the Philippines. Four different types of water jets make up the more than 1,200 nozzles used to put on the performances. The most extreme shooters can send water up to 460 feet in the air. The Oarsman jets can actually rotate 120 degrees side to side and front to back to allow for choreographed movements of water within the shows. The more than 4,500 lights actually follow the water as it moves to create the rarest of light shows. The complete structure is built in an 8-acre man-made lake and cost $40 million to build.
The good news is you won’t need to plan your day around this attraction, as light shows take place every half hour in the afternoons and early evenings, and every 15 minutes from 8:00 pm to midnight. While your eyes are fixated on the mind-blowing movement of water, your ears will be serenated by a variety of different music. The display has been choreographed to all kinds of musical genres, including songs like “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood, “Your Song” by Elton John, “Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley, “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, and “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed.
Bellagio Hotel and Casino, 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
3PM-8PM (Every 30 min) 8PM-12AM (Every 15 min)