Can You Swim in the Bellagio Fountain?

One of Las Vegas’s most show-stopping attractions. Millions of tourists visit Las Vegas yearly, and many stop by to watch the shows. The view entrances you, and the water looks oh-so-cool, tempting you to jump in for a nice swim on a hot summer day! But you can’t swim in the Bellagio Fountain.

Fun Facts About the Bellagio Fountain

  • Over five million gallons of water are filtered daily.
  • It has over 1,200 nozzles, 4,500 lights, and 8,000 meters of pipe!
  • The iconic movie Ocean’s Eleven (2001) was filmed at the Bellagio Fountains.
  • The iconic fountain was built in 1998 and cost over 40 million dollars!
  • The Bellagio Fountain has a show every 30 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes at night. The show times are subject to change, but you can find the current schedule on their website.
  • Lake Bellagio in Italy, a man-made lake with over 22 million gallons of water, inspired the Bellagio Fountain.

Why Can’t I Swim in the Bellagio Fountain?

There are various reasons why it’s prohibited to swim in the fountain. While crazy locals and drunk tourists test the waters (not sorry for the water pun) and jump in anyway, it’s not an everyday occurrence and usually doesn’t end well for whoever dares to do it.

You’ll most likely get arrested

You may think it’ll be a quick dare, but with 100s of people on the Strip daily with local police patrolling the area, you will most likely be reported and arrested for trespassing. Don’t ruin your Vegas Vacay with a pair of handcuffs, and not the fun ones!

You can cause damage

The above facts about the fountain mention how many working pieces and parts there are to make the fountain function. You can easily damage or break parts of the fountain. When you’re arrested, not only will you be charged with trespassing but property damage as well. As the saying goes, “If you break it, you buy it,” so expect an increased fine when arrested.

You’ll ruin the show for others

Millions of people visit Las Vegas annually, and with many stopping by the fountain, if some drunk jackwagon jumps in, it will ruin the show for other people. Someone being in the fountain water can interrupt the show until the person is caught or gets away. Depending on how long the person is in the water and if they damaged parts of the fountain, it could cancel future shows. You’re not that guy, pal!

Most importantly, it’s dangerous!

Swimming in the Bellagio Fountain is dangerous! You may think it’ll just be a relaxing swim, but you can injure yourself (or worse) by swimming near tubes, jets, and objects that can literally throw people around and into the air. The jets are powerful and can cause damage to anyone that gets in the way. Aside from possibly injuring yourself, especially if you are under the influence of alcohol or other substances, you increase your risk of drowning.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas except:

If you do something stupid that can injure yourself or, worse, take your life. Please keep returning to our wonderful city and enjoy all it offers! Speaking of enjoying our city, Splash Supper Club is an excellent, high-end club not far from the Strip that you can enjoy. We provide delicious food, cocktails, and excellent entertainment, so dress up and stop by!