The Fountains of Bellagio:
A Little Piece of Europe

Visitors keep coming back to see the Fountains of Bellagio which has one of the most ambitious and striking water features that one can find in a water fountain. Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Fountains of Bellagio displays perpetual motion and nightly water shows that are accompanied with lights and music. With its natural charm and entertaining appeal, the fountains are definitely a modernized version of the light and water shows that are traditionally seen in Europe.

The Fountains of Bellagio are made up of a series of underwater pipes that are built with more than a thousand nozzles. Additionally, the fountains are designed with 4,000 lights, all of which are paired with a state of the art sound system. The fountains’ impressive design can be credited to a company known as Wet Design which also takes care of the maintenance part. They specialize in creating carefully designed light and water shows.

There are at least three different types of nozzles that are used in the fountain shows. Oarsmen is a type of nozzle that allows the water to swing back and forth which gives an illusion that it is dancing. The second is called shooters, which, as the name implies, causes the water to shoot straight up in the air and at any angle using the nozzle’s adjustable feature. The third is called jets which makes the water blast up to 250 feet in the air.

Spectators can catch the free shows which occur several times a day. These shows are accompanied by a wide range of music including opera and rock, making them a huge draw among an interesting mix of old and young fans.

The breathtaking Fountains of Bellagio are nestled in the middle of an artificial lake which covers an area of 32,000 square meters and are strategically located in front of the Bellagio Hotel. The overall design of the hotel takes its inspiration from an Italian resort known as Lake Como which is a popular vacation destination in the Italian city of Bellagio. This Italian resort is known for its lavish gardens, intricate water features and authentic luxury. Likewise, the Bellagio Hotel is recognized as one of Las Vegas’ most famous hotels as well as casinos.

The Fountains of Bellagio are just one of the several interesting attractions found in Las Vegas. Visitors who want to experience a taste of European charm in an American setting should include the fountains in their itinerary which are truly hard to miss and worthy of anyone’s time.