What’s not to love about the Bellagio? The resort is probably one of the most aesthetically pleasing places to explore in Las Vegas and is filled with things to do and see that you will find nowhere else in the city.
Conceived and built by Las Vegas Casino mogul Steve Wynn, the Bellagio was inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio in Italy. The town is responsible for inspiring the properties most prominent feature, the 8.5-acre lake that houses the Fountains of Bellagio.
Things to Do and See inside of the Bellagio Las Vegas
The Bellagio is home to one of the most popular attractions on the Las Vegas Strip, The Fountains of Bellagio. In the middle of their Strip facing the 8.5-acre lake, sits the star attraction; 1,214 water jets that span more than 1,000 feet and send water soaring 460 feet into the air over Las Vegas Blvd.
The show is set to a wide range of music and features everything from classical masterpieces to popular music and songs from Broadway.
- Monday – Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. show every 1/2 hour 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. show every 15 minutes
- Saturdays & Holidays: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. show every 1/2 hour 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. show every 15 minutes
- Sundays: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. show every 1/2 hour 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. show every 15 minutes
Fiori di Como by Dale Chihuly
On your way in from seeing the Fountains of Bellagio, make your way through one of the most luxurious lobbies on the strip and check out the one of a kind ceiling that features the Fiori di Como glass sculpture from world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly.
Rumored to cost Steve Wynn a whopping 40 Million dollars, Fiori di Como is the world’s largest glass sculpture and features 2,000 pieces of hand-blown glass flowers.
Just past the lobby, sits another one of the star attractions, The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden.
Each season, a horticulture staff of 120 artists transforms the 14,000-square-foot space into a floral playground featuring some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring designs and sculptures in the world.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
If you haven’t noticed a theme yet, the Bellagio is an art lovers paradise. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art features some of the most famous pieces of art in the world, on loan from various museums and private collections.
Past exhibitions have included :“Picasso: Creatures and Creativity,” “Fabergé Revealed,” “Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” “Warhol Out West,” “Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form” and “Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol and Friends.”
- “Picasso: Creatures and Creativity”
- “Fabergé Revealed”
- “Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston”
- “Warhol Out West”
- “Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form”
- “Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol and Friends.”
The Gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
General admission is $17, kids under $12 are Free.
The Worlds Larget Chocolate Fountain at Jean Philippe Patisserie
Around the corner from the Conservatory & Botanical Garden is Jean Philippe Patisserie.
Grab a coffee and a bite to eat while checking out the world’s largest chocolate fountain. The fountain, which took two years of engineering, planning, and design to build, streams out white, medium, and dark confectionery grade chocolate. The Chocolate makes its way through 500 feet of stainless steel piping that rises 27 feet from a lower level comp room.
Jean Philippe is open Monday through Thursday, 6 AM to 11 PM and Friday through Sunday, 6 AM to midnight.
“O” by Cirque du Soleil
You can’t plan on seeing a Las Vegas Show and not take in one of the many Cirque du Soleil extravaganzas. While you can’t go wrong with any of the Strip Cirque shows, quite possibly one of the best is “O” at the Bellagio.
O is simply incredible; from jaw-dropping stunts and world-class acrobats to the aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance, the performances and ambience will blow your mind!