The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod towers above the rest of Las Vegas and offers games, luxury restaurants, thrill rides, and speciality shops. Given the number of attractions available, this destination can easily turn into the home base of your Vegas holiday, allowing you to access seemingly endless fun just steps away from your accommodation. The casino games are located at the base of the tower, while the upper levels include lounges, a restaurant, and observation decks.

The gambling age in Vegas is 21, so the hotel and casino cater to adults looking to have fun without any distractions, though minors can ride the rides with a parent or guardian. It takes about an hour or so to try out all the thrill rides, while the casino at the bottom of the tower can have people gaming all night.

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The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod highlights

You'll find quite a few exciting features throughout The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. One of the most iconic is the Top of the World restaurant. Located more than 1,000 feet above the ground, this award-winning restaurant offers 360-degree views of Vegas that you can enjoy alongside high-end cuisine.

At the tower's peak, you'll find 4 thrill rides to enjoy. The first is called Big Shot and allows riders to travel up and down the tower's needle. The second is known as X-Scream, and it overhangs the edge of the tower, allowing passengers to see just how high they are as the single car rolls back and forth. Insanity is a more extreme kind of ride that dangles off the edge of the tower and spins at speeds of up to 40 mph. Finally, the SkyJump Las Vegas is a controlled-descent bungee jumping ride in which riders fall 855 feet.

The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod history

The casino and tower began conceptually as little more than a sign. In the 1970s, a casino and hotel called Vegas World was situated on the STRAT's current location. The owner wanted to create a neon sign tower for Vegas World that reached a height of 1,012 feet. Shortly after his original design was submitted, the tower was redesigned to include an observation deck. Eventually, it was meant to be a symbol for Vegas, similar to the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Empire State Building in New York.

The final design was approved in the early 1990s, and construction began in 1992. It opened in 1996, though it had trouble returning the financial costs of its construction. Over the following years, it changed hands a few times and went through several name changes before The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod was finalised in early 2020.

Good to know when you visit The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod

There are a few factors to keep in mind when visiting this casino. First, you'll have to be at least 21 to enter this establishment. Additionally, no pets are allowed, but exceptions are made for service animals. You can enjoy quite a few perks when visiting as well. Parking is entirely free along with a valet service, though you're free to self-park if you like.

The SkyPod is one of the most popular parts of this tower, and getting there is easy. From the casino on the ground floor, simply proceed through the retail shops and you'll find yourself at the entrance to the SkyPod and the lifts that will take you up. Alternatively, you can take the escalator up from the STRAT Cafe and go through the showroom lobby to find the entrance.

The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod in Las Vegas

Location: 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA

Open: 24/7

Phone: +1 800-998-6937