Stratosphere Tower

Stratosphere Tower

The Stratosphere Tower, rising to more than 1000 feet, is not just the tallest building in Las Vegas but in the entire state of Nevada too. It was opened on 30 April 1996.

The views from the top of the Stratosphere Tower are magnificent at any time of the day. Our preferred time to go up is when the sun starts to set, and the neon lights come on at the end of the day.

Observation points

The tower boasts two observation decks, an interior, and exterior, at around 900 feet high. The interior deck has a unique design made up of tilted glass walls, causing a certain feeling of vertigo as you gaze upon the streets below.


Besides the views, the Stratosphere tower is known for the exciting attractions it houses at the top.

  • Big Shot: A space shuttle which catapults you 160 feet high up into the sky. On this ride, you will see Las Vegas from what really is the highest point possible in Las Vegas.
  • X-Scream: Our favorite attraction at Stratosphere Tower. Similar to a roller coaster, it takes you out into mid-air, 860 feet above the ground, and rocks back and forth like a see-saw.
  • Insanity, the Ride: This a carousel ride which, like the X-Scream, spins you in mid-air.


The price for ascending to the observation deck is $18 dollars. If you want to ride the attractions, the price, including access to the observation deck, is $23 with one ride, $28 for two rides, and $33 for three rides. A full day ticket is $34.

You will find more information about the attractions at Stratosphere Tower on their website.