3 Awesome Facts About the Bellagio Fountains

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It’s one of the most iconic sights in Las Vegas. Visited by millions of tourists (and locals) every year, the Bellagio Fountains offers one of the most spectacular shows in the world. With its central location on the strip, the fountains remain Vegas’ best free attraction.

With over 30 songs choreographed, the fountains dazzle audiences every 30 minutes in the daytime and every 15 minutes at night. The 375,000 square feet man-made lake sits directly in front of the Bellagio hotel and casino which offers seven lakeside restaurants, bars, and clubs to take in the sights.

3. You can press the red button.

You and your friends can live large and choose the next song and press the magic red button to set off the Bellagio Fountains. This experience comes with a hefty price tag of $250,000. You and your guests will enjoy VIP outdoor seating with a 30-liter bottle of Champaign.

2. The operation of a symphony.

The Bellagio Fountains are rumored to cost $10,000 to $15,000 per night. That’s between $300,000 and $400,000 per month. It has also been reported that the fountains cost over $40 million to build. The fountain has 1214 jets, 4500 lights, and 8000 meters of pipe. It can shoot as high as 460 feet in the air, which is only 81-feet shorter than the Eiffel Tower across the street at Paris Las Vegas. Its staffed with 30 employees who continually clean, maintain, and make repairs as needed.

1. Twenty-two million gallons.

The man-made lake holds twenty-two-million gallons of water over eight acres. Bellagio takes the environmental impact of the fountains very seriously, using only non-drinkable well water. The well was originally dug for watering the Dunes golf courses. This allows the fountains to be supplied 100% without using the city’s drinking water.

Originally posted March 15, 2015. Updated March 29, 2017.