With its signature coconut scent and Polynesian theme evident in the nightly volcano fire show, plus the 20,000-gallon salt coral reef tank in the lobby, this 3,044-room staple right on the Las Vegas Strip is more than a place to stay—the Mirage Hotel and Casino is an experience. Guests can lounge alongside the waterfall- and palm-lined freeform saltwater pools; choose from an impressive roster of rotating musical and stand-up comedy acts for nightly entertainment; visit the onsite parlor, salon, and spa; or shop for Beatles’ memorabilia in the band’s only licensed retail outlet. The property’s 100,000-square-foot casino features hundreds of slot video poker machines and a dozen table games, while a 20-table poker room hosts games 24 hours a day and daily no-limit Texas hold ‘em tournaments up the ante for serious players.
Each night, the building’s front lawn erupts in flames in a short, choreographed pyrotechnic show for visitors. More than 150 custom-designed features shoot colorful smoke and fire mimicking an epic volcanic eruption (Friday and Saturday at 7, 8, and 9pm; Sunday through Thursday at 7 and 8pm).
The property also hosts Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, where travelers can see lions, rare albino tigers, and a handful of bottlenose dolphins (admission costs $22 for adults and $17 for children between the ages of 4 and 12). Hotel guests can join a one-hour morning yoga session in the underwater viewing area at the dolphin habitat, while all visitors can take part in an add-on dolphin encounter for an additional fee, although this experience is not offered through Viator.
The Mirage Hotel and Casino is located on the Las Vegas Strip, across from the Venetian and between Treasure Island and Caesar's Palace. The hotel's casino, shows, and Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat are open to all, even visitors not staying at the hotel. Animal exhibits at Siegfried & Roy's are open daily from 10am to 5pm, with last entry offered at 4pm.