Bellagio Casino and Fountains
- Type: Casinos, Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Built on the site of the former Dunes hotel and Casino along the midsection of the Strip, the Bellagio offers plenty of ways to lay your money on the line, from table games and slot machines to a race and sports book. The first thing most visitors notice about this Strip staple is its size, but travelers are also quick to praise the variety of games and the upscale atmosphere. "The casino has very dramatic touch [...] Even if you don’t play you must visit to see the ambiance and the zest of people around there," one TripAdvisor user said. This is also the choice casino among many high-rollers due to its high-stakes tables. What's more, this casino hosts the World Poker Tour, among other tournaments.
But there's more to the Bellagio than the casino floor. Anyone who's seen a movie set in Vegas will recognize the Bellagio's massive fountains: Every 15 to 30 minutes, those walking past the Bellagio are treated to a complimentary light and water show with the fountain's jets shooting water into the air during intricately choreographed "dances." For more specific showtimes, check the Bellagio's website. You'll also find a fine art gallery as well as botanical gardens within the Bellagio — not to mention a luxury hotel, several restaurants, Cirque du Soleil's "O" show, a spa and a couple nightlife venues.
You don't have to pay to walk around the Bellagio or to enjoy its fountain show, but you may want to have some cash on hand for the restaurants, bars and shops. The Bellagio is open to visitors at all hours of the day and night. To learn more, visit the Bellagio's website.