Mirage Volcano on the Las Vegas Strip (Show Times & Tips)
Like many Las Vegas hotels, the Mirage on the Vegas Strip attracts hundreds of thousands of annual visitors to their casino, restaurants, shows, and pool. One of their biggest tourist pulls is the giant erupting Mirage volcano right out in front of the resort on Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip).
So what time is the volcano show at the Mirage?
Visitors can catch the volcano show at the Mirage seven nights a week at 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 pm. You will want to arrive up to 30 minutes before a show in order to secure a prime viewing spot. You can use the Mirage self-parking garage or walk from wherever you are on the Strip to see the eruption.
The volcano is a great attraction for families and adults and is appropriate for even the youngest of viewers. It’s an exciting and adrenaline-pumping opportunity to see a replica of a great natural wonder in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
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Mirage Volcano Show Times & Length
The volcano at the Mirage is a free attraction for all Vegas tourists. Each volcano eruption lasts between 4-10 minutes and takes place five times a night between the hours of 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm.
The precise showtimes are on the top of the hour at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 pm. Each one lasts only a few minutes, allowing guests to stop by and view the eruption without interrupting the rest of their plans for the evening.
The show features 150 fireballs that launch 12 feet (30.5 cm) or more into the air, along with a soundtrack by Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain. The spectacle of the erupting volcano combined with the musical soundtrack will cause the ground beneath viewers’ feet to rumble.
Additionally, you will be able to feel the heat of the erupting volcano and fireballs during the show.
The show happens 7 days a week, weather conditions permitting. Luckily, Vegas does not experience much rain, so that is unlikely to be a problem. However, high winds may result in the show being canceled.
If this happens, you should see a flashing red light at the top of the volcano, signaling the cancellation.
Mirage Volcano Viewing Tips
The best location to view the volcano show is from the sidewalk just in front of the volcano. The sidewalk is wide and can fit many viewers. It is designed for spectators, so you don’t need to worry about blocking anyone’s walkway along the Strip!
The sidewalk curves around the volcano, but the front of the walk along the rail definitely has the best view of the action.
Since the volcano goes off every hour between 7-11 pm, there are multiple opportunities to see the show each night. This also ensures the crowd does not get too packed.
To get a good view, try to get to the show about 30 minutes early. The crowd depends on the day, time, and how busy Las Vegas is overall, but arriving 30 minutes early should secure you a decent spot.
Even getting there just 15-20 minutes early will generally get you a good vantage point to view the show. The most popular showtimes are at 9:00 and 10:00 pm, so if you want a less crowded experience, go to the first or last show of the night and/or aim to see it on a less busy weeknight.
The volcano is large and loud, so if you are passing by the Mirage, you will easily be able to catch a glimpse of it even if you’re not in the actual viewing area. If you happen to be walking by at just the right time, I definitely recommend you stop for a few minutes to witness the explosions of fire and light!
(Note: There is no seating available. You will be standing on the sidewalk before and during the show.)
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Volcano View Room at Mirage
If you are staying as a guest at the Mirage Las Vegas hotel, you can also request a volcano view room for an additional cost. These rooms are limited in quantity but give you a great view of the show from your window, so you’ll never miss the magic.
Mirage Volcano Photography
The show does allow photography, but keep in mind that a large crowd could shove and nudge you accidentally, disturbing your camera. Many say the best spot to photograph the show is from the back of the crowd, using your camera’s settings to zoom in.
The earliest show will have more natural light in the sky, especially in the summer months, which may also improve your photo quality.
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Final Thoughts on Seeing The Mirage Volcano Show
Vegas is home to a never-ending array of over-the-top attractions, with the Mirage volcano being one of the most well-known.
As a quick and free show with various viewing times, it is an easy and fun option to add to your list of free things to do on your trip to Las Vegas, so definitely plan to add it to your itinerary while exploring the famous Vegas strip. It’ll be worth it!