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Friday, July 23, 2010

Stratosphere, Las Vegas

Stratosphere Las Vegas is a tower, hotel, and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its tower is also the tallest tower, and the 5th-tallest structure, in the United States, as well as being the tallest structure in Las Vegas.
The hotel is a separate building with 24 stories, 2,427 rooms and an 80,000 square feet (7,400 m2) casino.
Akesha was 6 months old the last time we went there.
The top of the tower has two observation decks, a restaurant known as "Top of the World" (revolving restaurant), and three thrill rides:

* Big Shot at 1,081 ft (329 m) is the highest thrill ride in the world
* Insanity, opened in 2005, at 900 ft (270 m) is the second highest thrill ride in the world; it dangles riders over the edge of the tower and then spins in a circular pattern at approximately forty miles per hour
* SkyJump Las Vegas, a controlled descent, Bungee jumping-like ride that will allow riders to plummet 855 ft (261 m) attached to a high speed, descent wire. SkyJump opened on April 20, 2010.
* X-Scream at 866 ft (264 m) is the third highest thrill ride in the world.

5 comments :

Mel Alarilla said...

It probably has the best view of the hole strip in Las Vegas because of its height. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

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Cecile said...

very nice photos and views, Dhemz, salamat sa info :-)

Mama Ko said...

Sus ive been in vegas twice but never been to this places bayot. maao gyud mo pagka team up sa imung goryo da preho laag. Nice sa view uy. luv luv luv it.

eden said...

great photos Dhemz. pwede mani pang SWF..hehehe

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