Stratosphere Tower

Stratosphere Tower showing a sunset, modern architecture and a city
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Check out the thrilling rides at the top of Las Vegas’s tallest structure, or just enjoy the stunning views and a fresh perspective.

Dominating the city skyline, the 1,149-foot (350-meter) tower, part of the Stratosphere Casino and Hotel, has two observation decks serving up unmatchable views of the Las Vegas Strip and the valley beyond.

On Las Vegas Boulevard, at the very north end of The Strip, the Stratosphere Casino and Hotel opened in 1996 with all the trimmings.. Head to the top and jump on board an exhilarating ride or enjoy a meal at the aptly named revolving restaurant, Top of the World, perched 800 feet (243 meters) above the ground.

At the top of the tower are the four thrill rides. Big Shot, the highest thrill ride in the world, catapults riders 1,000 feet (304 meters) into the air at speeds of 45 miles (72 kilometers) per hour. Be suspended midair on the X-Scream roller coaster, a ride that shoots you 27 feet (8 meters) out over the edge of the casino.

The truly brave can try the signature ride, SkyJump Las Vegas, an 855-foot (260-meter) leap from the tower’s peak, bungee-style. It’s the tallest, controlled free fall in the world. Those with strong stomachs can sample the Insanity coaster, which has a mechanical arm that spins and dips you over the tower’s edge at angles reaching 70 degrees.

Once your feet are back on solid ground, take in the views from the indoor and outdoor observation decks, where there are stellar 360-degree views across the city and out to the Nevada desert. Lovebirds are in luck the famous Chapel in the Clouds on the 103rd floor is a popular spot for thosetying the knot or renewing marriage vows. The Air Bar, on the 108th floor, is renowned for its signature cocktail, Jet Fuel, a dizzying blend of melon liqueur, rum, amaretto, peach schnapps and fresh orange juice served in a souvenir cup.

If you’ve worked up an appetite, try Level 107 Lounge for decadent desserts, the Sandwich Carvery 108 for enormous fresh meat sandwiches, or the Tower Pizzeria if a slice is in order.

Stratosphere is located at the northern tip of the Las Vegas Strip. The monorail stops there, as does the public bus and mini-bus shuttles. Check with your hotel concierge for day rates on bus andmonorail passes.The tower and rides are open daily and into the late evening.

For more details on interesting local attractions and activities, check out our things to do in Las Vegas page.

Top Hotels Close to Stratosphere Tower

The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod, BW Premier Collection
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod, BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89104
The price is $24 per night from Nov 27 to Nov 28
$24
per night
Nov 27 - Nov 28
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly resort in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant ...
3.2/5 (12,525 reviews)
Comfortable stay
"Hotel is good. I had comfortable stay."

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod, BW Premier Collection
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Fully refundable
The price is $25 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$25
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly resort in Las Vegas. Enjoy free parking, 2 outdoor pools, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family ...
3.2/5 (18,552 reviews)
"It was a great stay. No complaints."

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2022

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
SAHARA Las Vegas
SAHARA Las Vegas
4 out of 5
2535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
The price is $31 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
$31
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (10,686 reviews)
"To far off the strip, some of the staff weren’t overly friendly or efficient. Good restaurants."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

SAHARA Las Vegas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod, BW Premier Collection
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod, BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89104
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod, BW Premier Collection
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
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4 out of 5
2535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
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Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip
Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip
3.5 out of 5
2650 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip
Treasure Island - TI Hotel & Casino, a Radisson Hotel
Treasure Island - TI Hotel & Casino, a Radisson Hotel
4 out of 5
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
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Ahern Hotel and Event Center
Ahern Hotel and Event Center
3.5 out of 5
300 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV, 89102
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The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
5 out of 5
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
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Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World
Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World
4.5 out of 5
999 Resorts World Avenue, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World
Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World
Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World
5 out of 5
111 Resorts World Avenue, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World
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