Best Free Las Vegas Shows

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The razzle-dazzle of Vegas is on full display at the many resorts. Wherever you turn in this town, you’ll find crowd-pleasing wonders. Read on to find out the best views for each over-the-top display—and which shows get crowded quickly. By Fodor’s Editors

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Fountains of Bellagio: A Classic Vegas Experience

What to See: Bellagio's signature outdoor water ballet, stretching across a lake in front of the hotel, was made instantly famous by an appearance in the 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven. At the appointed time, more than 1,000 fountain nozzles . . . Read more.

Tips: The best views are from the Eiffel Tower’s observation deck across the street.

Showtimes: Weekdays every 30 mins from 3–7 pm; every 15 mins from 7 pm–midnight. Weekends every 30 mins from noon–7 pm; every 15 mins from 7 pm–midnight.

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Volcano at the Mirage: Fire and Thunder

What to See: At some point while you're walking around the middle of the Strip, you're bound to see the Mirage Volcano erupt. The 54-foot fountain-volcano, on 3 water-covered acres, shoots flames and smoke 100 feet above the water . . . Read more.

Tips: Get there at least 10 minutes before the spewing starts for the best vantage point near the main drive entrance.

Showtimes: Daily every hour, 6 pm–11 pm

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Sirens of TI: Bikini Babes Vs. Pirates

What to See: This sexed-up, 20-minute-long free show includes a raunchy battle between the voluptuous Sirens and a band of renegade pirates ending with a Siren deejay scratching for the finale song-and-dance routine. It's more . . . Read more.

Did You Know? The finale mimics closely what happened at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Showtimes: Every 90 mins; Sun.–Thurs. 5:30–10 pm, Fri. and Sat. 5:30–11:30 pm

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Freemont Street Experience: A Light Spectacular

What to See: The light show's the thing downtown. Walk around Main Street after dark and you might find yourself slack-jawed along with the rest of the gawking tourists. Here's how the Experience breaks down by the numbers: the display is a little . . . Read more.

Tip: Beyond the six-minute experience, the pedestrian mall is a little bland so be sure to visit at night.

Showtimes: Daily every hour, 6 pm–11 pm

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