The Bellagio Hotel and Casino has several popular attractions in addition to their fine dining and upscale shopping areas. One of the most famous is the Bellagio’s, Dancing Fountain Show which features water fountains choreographed to music. This all sounds tame enough until you find out that the show consists of a lake that is three football fields long. It has over 1200 fountains, that shoot water up to 200 feet into the air, all accompanied by 5,000 lights and music. Overall its a spectacular sight and is a popular sight on the Las Vegas Strip.
You can find the Bellagio fountains right outside the Bellagio hotel at the intersection of the Las Vegas strip, and flamingo Road. The fountain show begins every Monday through Friday starting at 3 PM to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from noon until midnight. The show starts every 30 minutes until 7 PM, after seven o’clock the show performs every 15 minutes until midnight. During times of high wind the show is dark. It’s by far the most popular free show in town and is amazing to see, especially at night when the lights and music are mesmerizing to watch.
Another popular attraction at the Bellagio hotel is the Gallery of Fine Art Exhibition which displays temporary traveling art exhibits. The art at this display is constantly changing for more info about what is currently available you can call (702)693-7871. For more hotel information visit: Bellagio hotel.
If you’re in the mood for some delicious chocolate confections the Ethel M Chocolate Factory should be on your list of places to visit. Ethel M is open daily from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. and offers free admission for self-guided tours. There are special guided tours that can be arranged for parties of 10 or more. to make reservations call: 702.435.2641.
Ethel M Chocolates also features the largest Botanical Cactus Garden in Nevada and is one of the largest collections in the world’s of its kind. The Botanical Garden has four acres of drought-tolerant ornamentals, cacti, and other succulents. Visitors can enjoy over 300 species of desert fauna and plants from around the world.
For more information please call toll free 1.888.627.0990. Or visit the Ethel M Chocolate website.
Of all those marble looking statues littered around Caesars Palace Forum Shops, did you know there are actually some that come to life thanks to the miracle of animatronics. Its true, every hour on the hour two statue shows come to life. They are called the Fall of Atlantis and the Festival Fountain shows.
The Fall of Atlantis Show takes place over a large aquarium complete with tropical fish and uses fire and shooting water to compliment the special effects of this free show. The Festival Fountain show is a little more docile and features lasers beamed on to a domed ceiling. The great thing about these shows is they are free.
Kids especially will like the large 50,000 gallon aquarium that is behind the Fall of Atlantis Fountain that contains more than 100 species of ocean critters.
With 2.1 million lights and a concert quality sound system the Sky Parade of the Fremont Street Experience is a dazzling display of sight and sound. Onlookers are delighted to watch the Fremont Street Experience show which takes place four times nightly.
During the day the 90 ft tall canopy provides much needed shade over the downtown area. The canopy is also equipped with heaters and a misting system to keep everyone comfortable during the different changes in climate.
The Fremont Street Experience is home to a five block long pedestrian mall which offers opportunities for shopping, gambling and eating. Admission to the Fremont Street Experience is free.
The Marjorie Barrick Museum is located on the University of Las Vegas Campus and displays Native American artwork and pottery, Mexican art and decorative masks, traveling art exhibits, as well as a local desert reptiles display. Outside of the museum is a local plants garden that highlights some of the indigenous plant life.
Admission to the museum is free and is open Mon-Fri 8 a.m to 4:45 p.m and Sat from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The address to the Marjorie Barrick Museum is: 4505 Maryland Pkwy, phone: (702)895-3381
It’s Carnival all the time at the Rio Las Vegas Masquerade in the Sky. Watch brightly costumed dancers and performers entertain you to lively music as they soar above your head on floats. As if all that isn’t enough, for $9.95 guests can join in on the fun, donning costumes and becoming part of the show.
The enthusiasm and excitement convey a Mardi Gras type environment that’s contagious, and best of all it’s free. Anyone wishing to participate in the show and take part in the celebration atop one of the three parade float should arrive a half hour before the show at the Masquerade Village’s main stage.
Hours of operation are 3 p.m, 4 p.m, 5 p.m, 6:30 p.m, 7:30 p.m, 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. daily. For more information about the Masquerade in the Sky call the Rio Hotel at: (702)777-7777
The Volcano Show at the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas erupts with fire and smoke, 100 feet into the air every 30 minutes. Several times the flames have caught the nearby palm trees on fire creating a much more exciting show than currently is on display. This attraction underwent a renovation in 2006 to make it even more volcanic.
One of the best places to watch the free show while catching a meal is from the Casino Royale restaurant across the street on the second floor.
The Carnaval Court Shopping Promenade is located right in the middle of the action on the Las Vegas Strip next to Harrah’s hotel. Carnaval Court provides free entertainment and a variety of shops to choose from.
You can purchase Harrah’s logo souvenirs from Jackpot, enjoy an ice cream sundae from the Ghirardelli chocolate store, or stock up on some wine and liquor at Carnaval Wine and Spirits.
Carnaval Court Shops
Laser etched crystal blocks.
Clothing with a chili pepper theme.
Souvenirs and gifts.
Harrah’s logo merchandise
Gold plated and silver jewelry.
Ghiradeli chocolate factory
Chocolate store and ice cream shop.
Sundry items, snacks, beverages, and newspapers.
Women’s accessories, shoes, handbags and belts, crafted globes, crystal, and vases.
Clothing with a tied-dyed theme.
Jamie’s Hot Dogs
Enjoy hot dogs at Carnaval Court.
Costume jewelry and beaded handbags.
The Magnet Max
Variety of magnets and fun collectibles.
Womens apparel and resort attire.
Millennium Foto and Vegas Foto
Cameras, camcorders, film, film processing.
Oasis Water Massage
Water massage machines and oxygen bar.
Featuring beverages, newspapers, and sundry items.
San Jung Art
Chinese letter art pictures & apparel.
Show Me The Money
Money theme clothing and merchandise.
Sunglasses and shades.
Clothing with a collegiate theme.
Tower of Jewels
Fine jewelry designed and manufactured by in-house artists.
Clothing and merchandise with a sports theme.
Tu Tu Tango
Resort fashion for women.
Pretzels at Carnaval Court.
To learn more about the Harrah’s hotel visit: Harrahs Hotel