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, restaurant, meeting, banquet and private dining rooms, guests enjoy panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding valley.
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. 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. The décor is a 1960s
view of the future and is complete with 3-D Hyper Bowl, midway games and two food outlets.
The Tower is open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Saturday and holidays. The tower is equipped with a special lighting system designed to provide a spectacular dancing light show nightly, which is visible throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Insanity-The Ride consists of an arm that extends out 64 feet over the edge of the Tower and will spin passengers at up to three 'G's.' As the ride spins faster and faster, the riders are propelled up to an angle of 70 degrees. Riders will experience the thrill of being flung over the edge of the Tower and literally facing downward at the City of Las Vegas below. The ride is programmable with various ride options. An unobstructed view of historic downtown Las Vegas rewards those riders brave enough to experience three 'G's' at a height of more than 900 feet.
Stratosphere's Broadway Showroom features the best in award-winning entertainment. Afternoons, Viva Las Vegas takes the stage as Las Vegas' longest-running daytime production. In the evening, American Superstars showcases tributes to today's and yesterday's hottest stars including Elvis Presley, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Charlie Daniels, Michael Jackson and Ricky Martin. The Images and Top of the World
Lounges provide current live entertainment to satisfy those seeking after hours dancing, as well as smooth soulful sounds.