Lifescapes International

The Mirage

Lifescapes designed the entirety of the landscape environment, including the legendary mountain, which became a fire and water volcano. Steve Wynn, who had the vision of designing a tropical, South Seas oasis in the middle of a harsh, barren desert, called the iconic volcano the real billboard for the hotel.

The impressive landscaped areas include the interior conservatory atrium which sits under a 90′ high dome, known as the “rain forest.” It features a combination of real, artificial, and preserved plant materials with a myriad of waterfalls, lakes, and streams that meander through the gardens. Other amenities include The Dolphin Habitat, Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and the White Tiger Habitat.

When The Mirage opened in 1989, it was the first casino/resort in Las Vegas in 16 years, paving the way for billions of dollars in development along the Strip.