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The Stratosphere thrill rides are located a dizzying 100 stories above the Las Vegas Strip atop the Stratosphere Tower. They hold claim to having the world’s three highest ride attractions; the Big Shot, X Scream and Insanity the Ride.

Insanity the Ride holds riders sixty-four feet over the edge of the Stratosphere tower while spinning passengers at up to three G’s at a 70 degree angle. If the thought of experiencing the perfect views of Las Vegas at 900 feet while being violently flung through the air appeals to you then look no further.

The Big Shot ride shoots riders from the top of the tower, up it’s mast at a speed of 45 miles per hour. Riders experiencing 4 G’s on ascent and negative G’s on the way down. Watch out for this one, it’s scream inducing!

The X Scream is like a giant teeter totter in the sky. 866 feet up in the sky to be exact. Passengers are dangled 27 feet over the edge of the building before being pulled back and forth.

Even if you don’t care about thrill rides you should visit the Stratophere Tower for the view alone. It’s billed as the tallest free standing observation tower in the United states and get this it would have been even taller but the FAA decided against it. For a truly spectacular view of the entire Las Vegas area this ones a must see. You can also get a view without braving the lines for the tower by making reservations at the Top of the world restaurant.

Ticket prices for the observation tower are $9.95 for adults. Local, seniors and kids 4- 12 are $6.00

Ticket prices for Insanity ride, Big Shot ride and the X Scream ride are $8.00 for everyone. You can purchase an Xtreme All-day Unlimited Package for $29.95.

All rides are subject to closing due to high winds and bad weather. Minimum height for all rides is 48″. For more information call ( 702)380-7777 For more hotel information visit the Stratosphere Hotel page.

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With the biggest tower west of the Mississippi and three Stratosphere thrill rides currently in operation and one more in the works the Stratosphere Casino Hotel is an exciting destination to visit. The view from the top of the Stratospheres 1, 149 ft observation deck should not be missed as it is the most impressive in Las Vegas.

The Stratosphere hotel is kid friendly with a midway area that has child oriented rides and a friendly service staff. The rooms however are a little on the cozy side and the hotels location away from everything leaves much to be desired. The price on the other hand can hardly be beat and the casino sometimes offers single zero roulette, which isn’t too easy to find in Vegas these days.

On the adult side of things there’s “Bite” an erotic production featuring blood-thirsty vampires. For the ladies there’s the American Storm all-male revue.

You can watch your favorite celebrities like Elvis, Tim McGraw, Christina Aguilara and Rod Stewart on stage at the celebrity impersonator show called the American Superstars.

To learn more about Stratosphere shopping visit: Stratosphere Tower Shops

Stratosphere Hotel Information

Hotel Rooms: 2,444

Average cost of room (Weekday): $45

Average cost of room (Weekend): $95

Average Room Size: 400 sq. ft

Internet: No

Gaming Tables: 100 (80,000 sq. ft casino)

Slot Machines: 2100

Kids Friendly: Yes

Pool: Yes

Pets Allowed: No

Shopping: No

Health Spa: No

Wedding Chapel: Yes

Meeting area: No

Owner: Carl Ichan

Hotel: Pictures


2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89104



Stratosphere Tower Shops

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The Stratosphere Tower Shops are moderately themed after the worldwide streets of Paris, Hong Kong and New York City. The Tower Shops are home to more than 40 stores and are located on the second level at the top of the escalator near the property’s main entrance.

The Tower Shops offer an assortment of specialty retail carts, clothing stores, restaurants, novelty shops and Las Vegas merchandise.

For further information, call (702) 383-5319.

Hours of Operation

Sunday through Thursday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 midnight

Stratosphere Shops

Airbrush Body Art

Alpaca Pete’s


Aqua Massage


Breathe (the oxygen bar)

Cali Cantitna

Cashman Photo Magic

Cellular Planet

China Plus


Corona Zona – Desert Colors

Country Rock n’ Roll



Dimensions In Gold


Fat Tuesdays



Gifts Plus

Goldfathers Outlet – J & D Silver


Great Wall of Magnets

Haagen Dazs

J. & D. Silver

Just A Second

Kids Jukebox

Las Vegas Magic Shop


Lee Harvin Caricatures

Mama Ilardo’s


Millennium Eyewear

Name Zone

Nevada Trails

Palisades Amusement

Paradise Island Wear


Ring Master

Pour L’ Homme

Roni Josef Spa and Salon

Serenity Hookah Palace

Spring Mountain Art Gallery

Stratosphere Gift Shop

Stitch It On

Sun Shades

Top Notch

Unique Collectibles

Viva Vegas Express

Viva Vegas Gifts

Wetzel’s Pretzels

Wix & Wax

To learn more about the Stratosphere hotel visit: Stratosphere Hotel

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