Like the Bellagio fountains, The Mirage Volcano is a free show that takes place several times a day. This time, don’t expect water jets, but fireballs!
Find out more in this article, with the added bonus of photos we took during our last stay in Las Vegas.
What is The Mirage Volcano?
The Mirage Volcano is an outdoor night show. From the sidewalk, you can watch a volcano-themed show for several minutes.
There’s no narration, actors or even script. A set is set up with a cliff (from the top of which the biggest fireballs launch) and a body of water.
Some smoke and music announce the start of the show. Then, the flames get louder and higher, and the music gets louder and louder.
The main attraction of the show is to be amazed by the fireballs, just as you can be by the beauty of the Bellagio fountains. The power, especially in the final seconds of the show, is impressive, and you can feel the heat of the fire.
When is The Mirage Volcano?
The Mirage Volcano is an hourly night show.
From Monday to Sunday, shows take place at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Please note that cancellations are possible in high winds. Windy weather is common in Las Vegas.
Where is the Mirage Volcano?
The Mirage Volcano is a show offered by The Mirage hotel. It is located on the Las Vegas Strip.
As for the hotel, it’s opposite the Venetian and after the Caesar Palace.
Where best to view The Mirage Volcano?
Just across the street is the best location. The cliff faces the Strip. If you stand there, you’re only a few meters away from the volcanic eruptions. This is the most impressive spot. The heat is at its peak and the lights from the flames are perfect.
What’s more, unlike the other locations, you can see all the fireballs. In fact, the highest ones are on the cliff, but some are also emanating from the water.
The photos published in this article were taken on the opposite sidewalk. Despite the 6 or 8 lanes of traffic between our sidewalk and the other, the view remains beautiful. Nevertheless, you hear less music because of the noise of the cars, and you have to squeeze in so as not to disturb passers-by walking on the sidewalk.
On our first trip, Denny’s restaurant allowed its customers to go out onto their balconies to get a good view of the Volcano. Unfortunately, this no longer seems to be the case.
I imagine that some rooms in nearby hotels offer a view of the show, but I’ve never really looked for the information.
Is The Mirage Volcano free?
Yes, it’s free. It’s one of the few things still free in Las Vegas: enjoy!
How long does The Mirage Volcano last?
I didn’t set the stopwatch, but the show is short. It lasts about 5 minutes.
My review of The Mirage Volcano: is the show worth the wait?
I love all these free shows. They’re part of the charm of Las Vegas. They’re part of the reason we accept the horror that is the Strip, with its traffic, panhandlers and crowds.
While I prefer the Bellagio fountains to The Mirage Volcano, for me it’s still an excellent activity. In fact, it might be a good idea to combine the fountains, Volcano and free show at the Wynn in one evening.
I’d advise you to plan your schedule carefully, bearing in mind that walking on the Strip takes much longer than on the usual streets. The show is short and takes place every hour. If you arrive at 8:08 p.m., miss it and have to wait 52 minutes, that’s a long time.
It’s best to arrive 15 to 20 minutes early. You’ll usually already have people waiting, but it’s easy to find a good spot to admire The Mirage Volcano. Then, enjoy the moment, take a few photos or even a video, and don’t forget, the last fireball will be hot!