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Stratosphere Casino Hotel

Twice the height of any other building in the city - the tallest building west of the Mississippi, and the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. The Stratosphere Tower features indoor and outdoor observation decks, the world's highest thrill rides and a 360-seat revolving restaurant and cocktail lounge.

Guests are whisked from the ground floor to the observation decks in less than 35 seconds via double-decker elevators traveling at speeds of 1,800 feet per minute or three floors a second. Once you've arrived, you can ride the Big Shot, which shoots riders 160 feet in the air in 2.5 seconds; or the all-new X Scream, a teeter-totter-like ride that tilts passengers 30 feet over the edge of the tower.

If you're looking for a different kind of a thrill, browse the 50 specialty shops in The Tower Shops, lounge by the 67,000-square-foot resort pool and recreation deck or play in the 80,000-square-foot gaming area in the hotel, which also features nearly 2,500 guest rooms and suites. The bright, cheery casino offers competitive gaming odds, 1,600 slot machines, table games, poker room and sports book.

Inside the Theatre of the Stars, you can see the variety show "Viva Las Vegas" in the afternoon and "American Superstars" - a tribute to today's and yesterday's hottest stars, Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Christina Aguilera, Charlie Daniels, Michael Jackson and Ricky Martin - in the evening.

Dining options include the Courtyard Buffet; Roxy's Diner, a 1950s-style eatery serving burgers, fries and shakes; Fellini's Ristorante Italiano; Oyster Bar and inland dishes of Mexico at the Crazy Armadillo; the vintage Vegas-themed Lucky's Café coffee shop and the Top of the World gourmet restaurant, which revolves 360-degrees every hour.

The Trick Art Museum - the latest addition to the Stratosphere - features Japanese art techniques that transform flat paintings into "living" three-dimensional artwork. This interactive museum allows people to see, touch and photograph the paintings.
Location:
On the north end of the Las Vegas Strip at St. Louis Avenue

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View from the ObservationDeck at Stratosphere Casino Hotel
View from the ObservationDeck at Stratosphere Casino Hotel

   
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