Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Stratosphere

Stratosphere Wiki  


There’s three rides on top of the tower.



It looks a lot like the Eifel tower inside, but we all know its concrete!

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The observation deck.  It goes all the way around.

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Dinner?  It was too early as the restaurant opens at 4:30.  This revolves.


The view!  Downtown and the Fremont Street Area  North of the tower.


Golf Course behind the Hilton


Southeast, Hilton and McCarrin Airport


Las Vegas Blvd and a New Hotel that I do not know the name of.  (Help Me in a Comment)

Circus Circus and the KOA closer to the tower. Gold building in background is the Trump Tower


Looking Southwest over I 15 into the sun!


Zoomed in down Las Vegas Blvd.  Encore, Treasure Island, Mirage (Golden),  Caesar’s Palace and Bellagio with the little round dome on top.DSC_0507

Back down in the Casino!

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Here is one of the rides that is on top of the tower.  You spin around at 45 mile an hour looking straight down.  I couldn’t even go out there to take its picture, so I grabbed this off the web.


Another ride zips you up and down the tower on top of the building.  Your feet are dangling on that one too.  The third is a roller coaster that goes around the building and hangs over the side at about a 45 degree angle.  When it hung over the side, it shook the entire structure.  Get me down from here!

They are in the process of building a cable drop from the Southwest side that will drop riders over the side in a free fall, down a guide cable.  It will arrest your fall at the end before you break the sidewalk.  That is to be open by the early summer.  Get ready!

We will be leaving the area tomorrow, so I am not sure where we will wind up since we do not have reservations anywhere.  I am aiming towards Congress, Arizona where there is a SKP park.  You cannot make reservations at SKP parks, but they allow boondocking until you get a spot.

Retired Rod


  1. Great pics, Rod. I never did get up to the top like you did as I really don't care for heights. You'd never get me on one of those rides in a million years. That cable ride sounds nuts!!

  2. Golly, driving the roads is dangerous enough for me!
    Make that two million years, for me!!
    Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  3. Wow, it amazing pictures I really thanks to you for sharing these amazing photos I never heard about this tower after reading your post and now I want to see its beautiful place.


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