Exploring Mirage Volcano
The Volcano at The Mirage is igniting the Las Vegas Strip by combining fire with music and choreography -- beautiful and thrilling at the same time. Since its opening in 1989, the volcano has been one of most popular attractions on the Strip. In 1996, the volcano added new water, lighting and sound effects. Today, the volcano is looking - and sounding - better than ever thanks to a $25 million redesign, which reopened to the public on Dec. 8, 2008. WET, the company responsible for The Fountains of Bellagio, led the design team for the volcano. The volcano includes two volcano systems, a lagoon and fire shooters that shoot flame on demand. These massive fireballs are capable of shooting more than 12 feet into the air. It also features waterfalls with surrounding pools including fire and smoke effects.
Accommodations near Mirage Volcano
If you want to live it up like the movies, the bright lights and buzz of the Las Vegas Strip is a no brainer. Lined with an iconic collection of grand, quirky, and palatial casino-hotels, the legendary thoroughfare boasts big-scale offerings for all. For a taste of "old" Vegas, you can also choose to stay in one of the hotels around Fremont Street. Some hotels nearby are of course the Mirage Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace and TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.
Sightseeing near Mirage Volcano
There are no fewer than 62,000 guestrooms inside the dozens of glitzy hotels and casinos lining the world famous Strip of Las Vegas. This official All-American Road contains 15 of the 25 biggest hotels on Earth in terms of room count. The northernmost of the Strip's places to stay, Stratosphere Hotel - Casino & Resort, is named after its adjacent Stratosphere Tower, the nation's tallest freestanding observation tower and tallest structure of any sort west of the Mississippi River. The Strip's southernmost hotel, the 44-floor Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, boasts more than 3,300 guestrooms in its two towers in addition to a House of Blues, Shark Reef Aquarium, the Mandalay Place shopping centre, and even its own beach. However, most other Strip casinos also offer much more than gambling, sumptuous rooms, and highly rated live entertainment.