Enjoy the free Fountains of Bellagio along the Las Vegas strip
With so many attractions, top restaurants, big headliner shows and, yes, gaming in the casinos, a Las Vegas visit can add up to big bucks. However, the Fountains of Bellagio offer visitors a free and entertaining stop on their travel itinerary.
The show’s history
Since 1998, the Fountains of Bellagio have performed approximately 200,000 times, each showcasing the dance of the fountains and a wide variety of music ranging from classics by Frank Sinatra to more recent hits like 2015’s “Uptown Funk.” There are more than 1,200 fountains in Lake Bellagio, which encompasses 8.5 acres. The fountains reach as high as 460 feet in the air and span more than 1,000 feet at their widest reach. The accompanying music is broadcast in 183 speakers scattered around the lake’s perimeter.
The show’s content
The Fountains of Bellagio have been choreographed to perform to many different songs through the years, and the lineup periodically changes. The current lineup, which is available on the Bellagio’s website, features performances to Gene Kelly’s “Singin’ in the Rain,” “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Whitney Houston and “This Kiss” by Faith Hill, among others. During the holiday season, several holiday performances are added to the rotation.
Catching a show
The Fountains of Bellagio perform multiple times each day of the week, so catching a show is quite easy. Every Monday through Friday, the show takes place every 30 minutes between 3 and 8 p.m. and every 15 minutes between 8 p.m. and midnight. Every Saturday and on holidays, the show can be seen every 30 minutes between 12 and 8 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 8 p.m. to midnight. On Sundays, the show takes place every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Where to watch the show
For the best view of the Fountains of Bellagio, head to the railing surrounding the lake. Get there early to select your preferred view. Even if you don’t grab a spot along the railing, the fountains can still be seen along the surrounding sidewalks thanks to their breadth and reach. The Bellagio also offers three unique places to watch the fountains in action.
First, several of the hotel restaurants offer outside and inside dining overlooking the fountains. Grab lunch or dinner, and enjoy a show! In the evening, head to HYDE, the hotel’s nightclub, which includes a terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the fountain show. To go a step further, book a hotel room overlooking the fountains. Not only do you have a fabulous view of the fountains, but the hotel also broadcasts the music on an in-room TV channel, so you can experience the entire choreographed show in the comfort of your room.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see this fun and free attraction when you go to Las Vegas.