The Complete Guide to the Fountains of Bellagio

The Fountains at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas during the day

 TripSavvy / Angelina Pilarinos

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Bellagio Fountain

Address
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Phone +1 702-693-7111

No matter how jaded a Vegas denizen you are, the Fountains of Bellagio will never not be magical. Routinely ranked among the lists of the most Instagrammed places in the U.S., they’re a dramatic, romantic paean to the city of Las Vegas. And with two decades-plus of nightly choreographed performances under their belt, they’ve earned icon status here.

To give you a sense of just how big a production the best free show on the Strip is, consider this: the lake in which they’re set is nearly 9 acres, and more than 1,200 powerful sprayers and shooters send spouts of water up to 460 feet high, reaching nearly the height of Bellagio’s tower.

The fountains dance and sway to a catalog of 35 permanent shows. Those of us old enough to remember the original television commercials for Bellagio will recognize “Con Te Partiro,” now an oldie-but-goodie sung by Andrea Bocelli and Sara Brightman. Elvis Presley (“Viva Las Vegas”) and Frank Sinatra (“Fly Me to The Moon”) are in the mix, of course. But in recent years, Bellagio has mixed things up by adding selections by Tiesto, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and Cher.

If you're on the strip, you should definitely make your way over to see them, at least once. They’re an integral part of the Las Vegas Strip experience.

Bellagio Fountain Schedule

The Bellagio Fountain has set display times for weekdays and weekends. From Monday through Friday, guests can witness the beauty of the fountain every 30 minutes from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to midnight. On weekends and holidays, the fountain goes off every 30 minutes from noon to 7 p.m., and every 15 minutes from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. The shows are subject to cancellations due to the weather.

Best Times to See the Bellagio Fountain

The fountain is best enjoyed at night, so not only are you enjoying the water shooting up into the air, but you also get the complete experience of the beautiful lights inlaid in the fountain. However, if you're looking to beat the crowds, you'd be better off heading that way in the afternoon when it first starts going off.

Best Places to See The Bellagio Fountain

Of course, the best place to see the fountain is up close and personal; right in front of it. But what if you don’t want to mingle with the throngs on the sidewalks to watch the show? Understandable, especially during the height of the summer when nighttime temperatures don’t cool down much from triple digits.

Book a dinner reservation at one of the restaurants on the Strip with fabulous fountain views. If you sit at one of the tables right next to the railing on the small outside terrace at Lago by Julian Serrano, you can actually feel the mist of the fountains, which is refreshing, and you can still hear your dining partner speak since most of the speakers are facing away from you.

Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, which relocated from the Forum Shops at Caesars to Bellagio, has both al fresco tables right in front of the fountains and a main dining room with floor-to-ceiling floating glass windows and fantastic views.

Bellagio’s new Mayfair Supper Club (in the old Hyde Bellagio space), which touts a return to old-school Vegas glamour, has some of the best views. Book a table and settle in for a night of dinner, live performance, late-night lounge, and of course, that view.

Popping the question? Ask for one of the corner tables at The Eiffel Tower restaurant, which has intimate corner seats that face away from the dining room and toward the fountains. You can even get married overlooking the fountains, at Terrazza di Sogno, a private terrace you can rent through Bellagio’s wedding chapels.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How often does the Bellagio Fountain go off?

    The fountains go off every 30 minutes from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to midnight on weekdays. On weekends, The fountain goes off every 30 minutes from noon to 7 p.m., and every 15 minutes from 7:00 p.m. to midnight on weekends and holidays.

  • How big is the Bellagio fountain?

    The fountain is about 9 acres.

  • How high does the Bellagio fountain shoot?

    Up to 460 feet high, reaching nearly the height of Bellagio’s tower.

  • When is the last Bellagio fountain show?

    The last show is around midnight every day.

  • When did the Bellagio fountain open?

    The fountain was opened in October of 1998.

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The Complete Guide to the Fountains of Bellagio