"Stratosphere Casino Hotel &..." Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower Tip by ejroberts

 
 

Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower
At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States and the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. From the observation decks, lounge, and restaurant, guests enjoy panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding valley. With indoor and outdoor observation decks, the spectacular 360 degree views of Las Vegas make for unforgettable photo opportunities.

Visitors are whisked from ground level to the observation decks in less than 30 seconds in double decker elevators traveling at speeds of 1,800 feet per minute or three floors a second.

Thrill seekers can enjoy excitement over 100 stories above the ground on the Big Shot thrill ride and the High Roller roller coaster. The High Roller roller coaster is the world's highest roller coaster. It is not a high speed ride but stepping into the car that was suspended off the side of the tower at that height was an incredible experience and provided plenty of excitement for me.

For those craving the ultimate rush, the Big Shot launches passengers 160 feet in the air in a mere 2.5 seconds to experience 4 G's of force, and then drops them back down to the launching pad at 0 G's. This ride is the ultimate in thrill rides.

For the less daring, there is the Strat-O-Fair midway attraction. The Strat-O-Fair features a renovated Ferris Wheel circa 1958, and a child size Little Shot.

Address: 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104
Directions: Southwest of E. St. Louise Ave.
othercontact: The Tower is open from 10 a.m. t
Phone: (702) 380-7777
Website: http://www.stratospherehotel.com/

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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