Stratosphere Las Vegas

The Stratosphere Las Vegas also called The Strat is a hotel, a casino and an observation tower in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The hotel with 2,444 rooms is primarily known for the Stratosphere Tower, the tallest free-standing building with 350 m of the United States west of the Mississippi River.


The Stratosphere is the northernmost of the major casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, it is located near downtown Las Vegas.


The project was conceived by Bob Stupak, it was the mid-1990s built and opened on 30 April 1996. Stupak the project had to leave but that is now part of a controlled, Carl Icahn company. The construction costs were approximately $ 500 million.

Stratosphere Tower

The Stratosphere Tower is 1149 feet ( 350 meters) the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States and contains within its observation deck, the Top of the World Restaurant. The tower or rotating restaurant rotates within an hour once on its axis and offers a complete panoramic view of Las Vegas and its surrounding areas, across to the Spring Mountains and up to the 3,630 meter high peak Charleston.

Above the observation deck was located on the 30th April 1996, located at 280 meters altitude roller coaster High Roller, the highest roller coaster in the world was until 31 December 2005 and is now fully dismantled. With the Big Shot you can on the tower mast can hochkatapultieren 40 meters, then one returns in a free fall to the starting point, high above the rooftops of Las Vegas back. In Big Shot act 4g on the driver, at the top you're weightless for a short time. The third attraction on the roof of the tower ( since 2003 ) is called X - Scream. With the ride Insanity - The Ride, a sort of whirligig, one has a clear view into the depths.

Since April 19, 2010 at the Stratosphere Tower offers the highest sky jump in the world.


In the computer game Fallout New Vegas there is a casino, called the Lucky 38, which is a parody of the Stratosphere Tower.



X - Scream

Big Shot

The observation deck of the Stratosphere Tower with High Roller (now dismantled ), Big Shot and X Scream