Volcano show!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by garymarsh6 on August 8, 2013

The volcano at The Mirage hotel.

Right in front of the Mirage hotel is a beautiful rock and water display. During the day you can watch the water cascading down over the rocks which is quite a soothing sight to see.

After dark this all changes and from 17:00 hours to 23:00 hours there is an hourly eruption from the volcano. The show starts with some music which builds up to a rumbling sound. During the rumbling sound you can just see some of the red fire just teetering at the top of the volcano until the drumming sounds reach a crescendo and the volcano comes alive with some large explosions.

The explosions are accompanied by jets of fire shooting up and water. The water is lit by red lights which gives the impression that it is actually fire exploding from the volcano. Parts of the rock formation splits giving the impression that there is magma spewing down the sides into the waters. Fire jets start exploding in the water sending fire up into the air. It then all settles down and becomes quieter until the volcano erupts again.
The show lasts for approximately 5-10 minutes. It looks really brilliant from a distance. I much preferred watching it from my room in the Mirage although of course it is then without the sound effects which actually enhance the display.

I would not go to see it specially but if I were passing by it is quite entertaining to watch. If you are a frequent visitor to Las Vegas you are likely to have seen it at least once but I certainly would not go out of my way to see it again however as a first time visitor I would encourage you to see it at least once.
Mirage Hotel and Casino
3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
(800) 374-9000


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