Explore Las Vegas
Type: Attractions, Free Attractions, Sightseeing
Two or three times a day, the Mirage's volcano rumbles into life, spewing flames and doing a nice, friendly impersonation of a real volcano. Crowds gather early to get a glimpse of this iconic... Read More
Two or three times a day, the Mirage's volcano rumbles into life, spewing flames and doing a nice, friendly impersonation of a real volcano. Crowds gather early to get a glimpse of this iconic curb-side attraction--when it first appeared on the Strip, it was the first Vegas exterior entertainment of its kind. The entire lagoon area in front of the Mirage comes to life when the volcano is erupting. If you've ever seen real lava, you're in no danger of mistaking the special effects at the Mirage for the real thing--but it is a Hollywood-worthy spectacle, and plenty of fun to watch. The firm that designed the Bellagio's famous fountains helped give the volcano a makeover in 2008, adding more fire and drama. An exclusive soundtrack for the eruptions was created by Mickey Hart of the The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Indian musician Zakir Hussain.
- Daily 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
- Free Things to Do: "If you want a good view of the volcano, be sure to find a spot close to the lagoon well ahead of the scheduled eruptions at 7, 8 and 9 p.m."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The Mirage's volcano gives the crowd a show filled with explosions, fireballs and shooting flames.