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Last updated: 29 May, 2023

Stretching more than four miles, the Strip might well have the densest concentration of flash, whizz, bang sights in the world. Here, the buildings sparkle (so much so, that when flying over Vegas, the city resembles a ball of light in a sea of black). It’s home to some of the world’s biggest hotels, with a total of more than 60,000 hotel rooms lining the iconic avenue, and nearly 200,000 slot machines!

A journey from one end to the other yields enormous dancing fountains, pirate ship battles, and erupting volcanoes – and better yet, most of it can be enjoyed for free.

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Fountains of Bellagio

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America (USA)

Fountains of Bellagio

The USD40 million water, light, and music show that takes place every afternoon and evening in front of the Bellagio, is one of the world’s most spectacular visual displays. Over 1,200 jets shoot water as high as 460ft into the air in an intricately-choreographed sequence.

Best for ages 4+

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Mirage Volcano

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America (USA)

Mirage Volcano

The Mirage’s volcano, one of Vegas’ most iconic images, is a thrilling show of fire, light, and sound where 150-plus fire shooters send up flames in a routine choreographed to music. Eruptions daily, on the hour from 8pm-11pm.

Best for ages 4+

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Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Guided tours will show you the key sights and biggest thrills, but it’s fairly straightforward to explore the boulevard on your own. Walk the four miles (with frequent stops of course), or take one of the many modes of transportation that run the street’s length, including the Las Vegas Monorail, which has several stations, and the 24-hour Deuce bus service, which stops at nearly every hotel along the way.

You should, however, plan your stops to take in the various shows along the way (see our recommendations below).

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