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There Are Las Vegas Hotels And Then There Is Bellagio

Aug 31, 2007
Bellagio is a 3400+ room AAA Five Diamond award winning hotel and casino resort located on the famous Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. The resort opened on October 15, 1998. The design of Bellagio was inspired by the Lake Como resort of Bellagio in Italy and features an eight-acre lake located between the hotel and the strip. Bellagio is one of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring resorts on the Las Vegas strip.

Built by Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn and then later sold to MGM Mirage along with the Mirage and other hotels, Bellagio is located on the central part of the Las Vegas Strip and occupies the lot at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo Dr, previously occupied by the Dunes hotel which was demolished in 1993 to make room for Bellagio. The resorts neighbors are Caesars Palace to the north, Bally's and Paris Las Vegas directly across the strip and the new MGM development, City Center is located just south of the resort. Many other hotel resorts are within walking distance, including the Mirage, Imperial Palace, Harrah's, and more.

One of the first features you will notice when you walk into Bellagio is the beautiful hand-blown glass flowers that cover the ceiling of the main lobby. There are over 2000 of the colorful glass flowers and is simply stunning to look at.

If you are looking for a show to see while in Las Vegas, Bellagio is home to a Cirque du Soleil show simply called O. In Italian, O means water and that is what this show is all about with 85 acrobats and swimmers performing in and above a 1.5 million gallon pool of water. In addition to O, there are many more things to do and see at Bellagio. The fountains, which dance in the eight-acre lake to classic songs from the past and a few more recent selections, are a very popular attraction. Each day, the fountains dance to the beat of the music and hundreds of people line the sidewalk and other areas to catch a glimpse.

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is also a must see if you have an artistic side. The gallery features works by Picasso, Monet, van Gogh and many others. There is an audio tour also to guide you through the many works of fine art.

The conservatory and Botanical Gardens are also a must see. The gardens rival any you have ever seen and the colors change throughout the year according to holidays or other events.

In addition to the major attractions, Bellagio has an extremely large casino offering all the games you can imagine with limits to suit all gamblers. There is also plenty of shopping at Via Bellagio, a world-class spa, several nightclubs, over 20 restaurants for all tastes and budgets including the award-winning Le Cirque, and a spectacular pool area to work on your tan at.

One note, if you are not a guest at Bellagio, you must be at least 18 years of age to enter the property.
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Mark Givens manages several websites as part of the Milion Dollar Homeboy network. One of those sites is Vegas Hangout. Visit Vegas Hangout and find out all you need to know about Las Vegas hotels and Las Vegas shows.
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