Las Vegas, Nevada - Stratosphere Hotel and Tower
While the Stratosphere lodging and entertainment complex certainly does not have the largest hotel, nor does it have the biggest casino, it's got something that is nowhere else in Las Vegas or anywhere else: The Stratosphere Tower.
The Tower, as it's known to the local citizens of Las Vegas, is 1,149
feet high. At the top of this towering, well, tower, is the famed
revolving restaurant and the entrances to the rides....one-of-a-kind
thrills you can't find anywhere else in Las Vegas, including
the world's highest thrill rides
With both indoor, and outdoor, observation decks, the 100-story
structure also offers a lounge, a spectacular view, and three
of the best Las Vegas dining venues...Top of the World,
107 Lounge, and the Tower Pizzeria.
The windows come down to the floor at an angle so it's possible to look
straight down and see what's below - nothing but Las Vegas air.
It takes only 30 seconds the double-decker elevator to rush you to the top of the
tower at 1,800 feet per minute or, if you prefer, three floors a
second. Naturally, you will probably want to travel back down a little
In addition to the thrilling view from the observation deck itself,
there are several thrill rides that are enormously popular. The Skyjump,
are all aptly named. Any one of them is enough to exhaust your
adrenalin long before you stumble into the casino to start gambling. But
then, gambling that you'll stay strapped in is what these rides are all
The Big Shot is almost 1,100 feet high and qualifies as the highest
thrill ride in the world. The Insanity is less high (900ft), but by
spinning riders at 40 miles per hour, it earns its name anyway.
X-Scream is a 'mere' 866 feet, but by dropping riders over the edge it
too is aptly named., The Skyjump is a thrilling freefall from the 108th
For those who prefer to get married with a view, there's The Chapel in the Clouds.
As for decades, a large number of people every year still come to Vegas to get married
and this choice is definitely better than the standard cheesy chapel
off The Strip. Wedding options include indoor and outdoor observation
deck weddings on levels 108 and 109, a private balcony wedding with a
view on level 112, and thrill ride weddings. The Stratoshpere also has
a staff of wedding planners to help you put together every detal.
There are plenty other forms of entertainment as well.
The vampire-themed adult revue 'The Bite Las Vegas',
and the performance by Frankie Moreno, could only have been conceived
and executed in Las Vegas where the unusual is the norm. There's plenty
of other entertainment as well, including live entertainment in a
The hotel is located at the northern tip of the casino group on The Strip
and is the only one actually located within the boundaries of the City
of Las Vegas proper. The others are technically situated in the suburb
of Paradise. With 2,444 rooms and an 80,000 square foot casino The Stratoshpere
is by no means the largest, but it might very well be the most unusual.
It did not start off with a bang immediately after its completion in
1996, but its physcial location eventually proved to be an advantage.
To it's advantage, it is centrally located between The Strip and
downtown, which makes it a choice of many who want to see it
all, including the famous, or infamous, Fremont Street.
The rooms at the Stratosphere Hotel are inexpensive, by Vegas
standards, at least, but adequate, and,
after all, not that many go to Vegas to sleep anyway. On the other
hand, there are plenty of games in the casino where you can spend a lot
So never fear about accomodations, food, or entertainment if you are at
the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas. Save that for the rides.
Stratosphere Las Vegas
2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89104-2597
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