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Fountains at Bellagio   Sirens of Ti   Volcano at Mirage   Lion Habitat at MGM   Masquerade at Rio  Freemont Street   Flamingo Wildlife  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


There are number of free, family oriented attractions in Las Vegas that are well worth your time.  We describe the best of them below.  Note, that the pressures of making more money have led to the cancellation of numerous of these types of venues (the Sirens on Ti at Treasure Island, the parade at the Rio).  We suspect that shops and other paid attractions will continue to diminish the "free" side of Las Vegas.

Fountains at the Bellagio

Over 1,000 Water nozzles and 4,000 individually programmed white lights in Lake Bellagio (in front of the hotel) produce illuminated fountains of water choreographed to music. This is a show that has to be seen to be appreciated. It is both spectacular and stunning. Although the hotel advises that the schedule may vary or be cancelled during periods of high winds, the Fountain show times from Monday through Friday are every 30 minutes between 3 p.m. and 8. p.m. and every 15 minutes between then and midnight. On Saturday the show starts at 12 noon.

Shows last between five a ten minutes and the fountains are choreographed for approximately 30 tunes ranging from popular to classical. Each show focuses on one piece of music, so you can find something new if you stay to watch successive performances.

Lake Bellagio is huge (8 acres) and there are a  number of areas where you can view the display. We think that the best, free viewing spots are along the elevated terraces leading up to the hotel on the south (or left side when standing on the street). Of course, the best views are from some of the restaurants and bars in the hotel. Click below to see our video of the dancing fountains put on an attractive night performance.

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Volcano Eruption at the Mirage

You may have noticed that there is a fifty foot volcano in the front of the Mirage. Well, it is much more interesting at night when it erupts in spectacular flames that shoot approximately 50 feet above the volcano while fiery "lava" cascade into the water below.   Every hour from 8 to midnight, weather permitting.

Another stunning aspect of the Mirage is often seen only by those checking in. Behind the front desk (to the right of the main entrance when you enter) is a 20,000 gallon saltwater aquarium that simulates a coral reef. The tank is 53 feet long, eight feet high and 6 feet wide (although you can view it only from the front). Over 60 species of sea life populate the tank.  Click the image below to see our video of the volcano eruption at the Mirage.


The Fremont Street Experience

The Freemont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas includes Viva Vision - a light and sound show that features one of the largest, animated, overhead displays around.  The display, over five football fields long,  is coupled with a half-million watt audio system and the light shows are great fun. the "Experience" displays a variety of original shows and soundtracks. It's free and if you are in the area, you cant miss it (literally). For more information see http://www.vegasexperience.c You will need to take transportation to get to Downtown Las Vegas.

Downtown Las Vegas is not as attractive as the Strip, but it is making a comeback of sorts. In any event, if you are a poker player or want to take a look at old style Las Vegas while it still exists, consider a visit to Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel  at 128 E. Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101.  Visit their web site for more details http://www.binions.com/.

                 


The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat 

The Flamingo has a small wildlife habitat that hosts a flock of pink, Chilean Flamingos, assorted other birds, turtles and Koi.  In all, there are over 300 birds featured in the Wildlife Habitat.  For more information, see this Flamingo web site article featuring the Wildlife Habitat.

 

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Imagine this volcano spewing fire at night and its FREE!

 

 

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