Bellagio Hotel and Casino
People love water. They take vacations at beaches, spend hours fishing on lakes, and get married under waterfalls. In a place that gets about 4 inches of rain every year water is a precious commodity. But to the people who build and operate some of the world’s largest hotels, water also takes on an art form. In front of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, an 8.5-acre lake in the middle of the desert explodes with 1,214 spritzers shooting water up to 460 feet in the air – the water rockets and dances, perfectly choreographed to a clever concert of opera, classical and Broadway tunes. Every half-hour between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and every 15 minutes from then ’til midnight a show of water, music and light is thoughtfully interwoven to mesmerize its admirers. Arguably one of the best free shows anywhere in Las Vegas, the Fountains have become a must-see feature for any visit. Watch the show from outside, or grab a window seat at one of the restaurants in the hotel with a view from inside.