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Enjoy Panoramic views of the city at Stratosphere Tower

The Stratosphere Tower is a legendary landmark in Las Vegas which is known primarily for its sweeping views of the city and the desert. It clocks in at 1,149 feet high and is at the northern edge of the Las Vegas Strip. It is easily twice as high as any other building in the city. Through the observation tower, you can get a bird’s eye view of the Las Vegas Valley. Let us learn more about what to expect when you get to the Stratosphere Tower 


The Stratosphere Tower was constructed as a part of the Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and opened in 1996. It was originally owned by Bob Stupak who was an eccentric poker player, entrepreneur, and casino owner. It is a unique landmark on the Las Vegas skyline. The two observation decks on Stratosphere Tower provide you with scenic views of the nearby desert and most of the Las Vegas Strip.   

It is not just an observation tower but also an entertainment hub that comes with a hotel, casino, and other attractions. The Hotel and Casino both are part of the complex and also provide places to stay along with gaming and food options. It is recognized globally for its height and distinct design. 

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Things to do at Stratosphere Tower

SkyPod which is at the top of the Stratosphere, provides a 360-degree revolving Top of the World restaurant, 107 SkyLounge, and remodeled observation deck. There are also many thrill rides and also a wedding chapel.   

On the Observation Deck levels 108 and 109, the indoor space contains 108 Eats and 108 Drinks, and it is against the backdrop of interactive video maps and retail shops. You can either take in the view of the city from the safety of the windows or decide to venture out to the outdoor observation deck. There is also the SkyJump which is powered by MTN DEW and includes a controlled fall that will take you down the tower from 829 miles at 40 miles per hour. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest commercial decelerator.    

If you head three floors above the Observation Deck, you will find thrill rides over there. You can jump into the Big Shot where you will shoot 160 feet into the air at 45 miles per hour from a 921-foot-high platform up the tower’s mast to a height of 1,081 and come back down. You should not eat anything before taking this ride. There is also the Insanity ride that lifts passengers over the edge of the SkyPod and spins them at three G’s all the while turning them over to a 70-degree angle. Also, try the X-Scream roller coaster which wobbles on the edge of the SkyPod from 866 feet and then shoots it up 27 feet over the edge of the tower and just dangles over the strip.  

If this is all just too much action for you, and you just want to enjoy something other people do stuff, catch Celestia. It is Stratosphere’s new production that includes acrobats and performers doing death-defying acts. Michael Jackson’s tribute show ‘MJ Live features his biggest hits such as “Bad”, “Billie Jean”, “Thriller” and “Beat It” which are produced with brilliant effects, live dance, and MJ Live dancers. There is also the L.A. Comedy Club of Las Vegas which is a very fun place to enjoy various comedy acts. This was the first club to bring Aziz Ansari, Felipe Esparsa, and Loni Love to Las Vegas.  

How to get there

is at the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip. Here are the various ways to get there: –   

  • You can get there simply by walking if you are on the Las Vegas Strip. The north end of the strip is located just 1.5 miles from the central area.   
  • You can use a ridesharing app such as Uber or Lyft to get there conveniently and easily from other parts of the city.   
  • There is a double-decker bus known as the Deuce which runs along the Las Vegas Strip and can be used to reach the Stratosphere Tower.  
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Food & Drinks

The legendary Top of the World restaurant sits 800 feet above the Las Vegas Strip and due to its spectacular views has been a special occasion dining room for a long time now. Its menu has now been overhauled and refreshed thanks to Chef Bradley Manchester and has become a significant food destination for people. Other than the menu, the interior has got a redecoration as well as being lined with cool new Kinon tables, Messermeister Steak Knives, and a new feel. You can even have some drinks at 107 SkyLounge, on the 107th floor in the SkyPod which also offers a 360-degree view and a very majestically designed room.    

You can even order drinks while you are at the pool including cocktails and bites at Elation Pool Cafe & Bar and Wet24. While on the main Casino floor, you can find the REMIX Lounge where you can enjoy live bands playing 80’s and 90’s music at the weekends. Also, the stage can convert into an HDTV projection screen especially when football games are on.  


The STRAT offers staying options for people and has rooms with a variety of options. You should consider staying at this hotel for convenient access. Other than this there are a few more hotels where you can rest while you’re at the Stratosphere Tower.   

  • Circus-Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park – You can enjoy a good view of Stratosphere Tower from here.  
  • Travelodge by Wyndham Las Vegas – It is a 2-star hotel and surprisingly good for its rating. The rooms are very clean and have good space.   
  • Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino – The rooms are amazing and spacious. There is also a big flat-screen TV and a jacuzzi as well.  
  • SAHARA Las Vegas – They have nice clean rooms with the latest furnishings. 

Nearby Attractions

  • The Neon Museum  
  • SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino  
  • Freemont Street Experience  
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  • If you’re at the Stratosphere Tower just for the rides, then consider heading to the Circus-Circus which is less than a mile away.   
  • If you want to go downtown, just hop on the Deuce which stops every 15 minutes. You can also buy a 2-hour or 24-hour pass at the Stratosphere Tower.  
  • Do not miss Luv-It-Frozen Custard which is a stand that has opened on the northeast corner of Las Vegas and Oakey Boulevards and walking distance from The Stratosphere Tower. There is also the Bonanza Gift Shop on the northeast corner of the Strip and Sahara.  
  • To avoid long lines during peak times, remember to buy tickets in advance for the observation deck and the rides 
  • You should bring your camera to catch amazing views of the Vegas Strip and the skyline.  
  • There might be certain height or weight restrictions for thrill rides, so make sure to check them before visiting.  
  • It is best to visit the Stratosphere Tower during the daytime to get a clear view of the city.   

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