The Fountains of Bellagio in front of the Bellagio Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip are like many Sin City attractions: an over-the-top spectacle, but in a good way. The waterworks are synchronized with a changing playlist and light show, so visitors will never see the same show twice.
Set inside a man-made lake that is modeled after Italy’s Lake Como, the Fountains of Bellagio are perhaps the best free show in Las Vegas, attracting daytime and nighttime tour groups. The water can shoot as high as 460 feet (140 meters), and the fountain uses 1,200 nozzles to spray the water in different directions.
Each show incorporates colorful lighting and music from artists ranging from Andrea Bocelli to Madonna. For a unique view of the fountains and all the lights of the Las Vegas strip, join an evening helicopter tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The hotel offers several dining and nightlife options, as well as rooms overlooking the fountains.
- Many tours of the Strip include a stop at the Fountains of Bellagio.
- The Bellagio is also home to O by Cirque du Soleil, with performances Wednesday through Sunday, as well as occasional Mondays and Tuesdays.
How to Get There
The elevated ARIA Express Tram connects the Bellagio to the ARIA, Vdara, and Park MGM resorts, as well as The Shops at Crystals. Taxis and ride-sharing services pick up and drop off visitors in designated areas, and self and valet parking are available for a fee.
When to Get There
The Fountains of Bellagio can be seen daily. Monday to Friday, the show takes place every 30 minutes from 3pm to 8pm, and every 15 minutes from 8pm to midnight. On Sundays, the show happens every 30 minutes from 11am to 7pm, and then every 15 minutes until midnight. On Saturdays and holidays, the shows start at noon and run every 30 minutes until 8pm, and then every 15 minutes until midnight.
O by Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio
At the hotel, guests and visitors can enjoy this aquatic-themed, surreal production that features acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers, and costumed characters who perform in, on, and above water. Cirque du Soleil performs inside an elegant theater that’s similar to a European opera house. V.I.P. packages and pre-theater dinner menus are available.