The jewel of the Las Vegas strip, the Bellagio Hotel and Casino built in 2004, hosts one of the most spectacular - and the most popular - free attractions in the city. The Fountains of Bellagio delights Las Vegas sightseers every evening with an elaborate and romantic water display accompanied by classical, opera, and whimsical music. The attraction, which takes place in the 8-acre artificial lake that sits in front of the Italian-style hotel, uses 4000 lights and 1000 water nozzles to create its magic. There are three different kinds of water nozzles: "shooters," which force water high into the air; "oarsmen," which move water back and forth in a sweeping motion; and "super shooters," which shoot water up to 250 feet into the air. The effect is mesmerizing.
The Fountains of Bellagio takes place every evening. From Monday through Friday, the fountain display is shown every half hour from 3pm to 8pm and every 15 minutes from 8pm to midnight. On Saturdays and Sundays, the show starts at noon and repeats every half hour until 8pm and every 15 minutes from 8pm to midnight. It's not to be missed.