SkyJump, Stratosphere Hotel and Casino

SkyJump, Stratosphere Hotel and Casino (Photo: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower)
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SkyJump, Stratosphere Hotel and Casino

If the idea of plummeting 855 feet toward the Las Vegas Strip at about 40 mph sounds more like entertainment than a bad dream, the SkyJump Las Vegas at the Stratosphere Tower and Hotel is waiting for you take the leap.

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Recently opened, this "controlled freefall" is the only one of its kind in North America, and is now the world's largest skyjump. Plus, there isn't anywhere else in the world where you can jump into the glow of millions of neon lights.

The ride begins with a short safety lesson before you throw on a custom jump suit and head to a small platform more than 100 stories above the ground at the top of the Stratosphere. Once you bravely take a step into the air, guide wires keep you on course and a machine slows down your descent before impact with the pavement.

The entire ride, from preparation to landing, takes 30 minutes, but the memory of jumping off a building—and living to tell the tale—will last a lifetime. Jumps cost $100 per person. Plus, it's only $50 for second-time jumpers.

While you're at the top of the tower, you can enjoy Stratosphere's other three adrenaline-inducing rides: Insanity, X-Scream, and Big Shot.

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