The Stratosphere SkyJump: Vegas In Free Fall

Aerial View from SkyJump Site

By Siddhi: 

Who? Thrill-seekers, adventurers, and anyone looking to get away from the standard Las Vegas casino experience.

What? The SkyJump at the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas, the world’s tallest controlled free fall wonder. It’s a baby step risk wise for the aspiring bunjee jumper, but nevertheless delivers a thrill unlike most other amusement park attractions. After some introductory videos and sufficient gearing up (you look pretty darn snazzy in your colorful, lightweight free fall gear), you take a couple deep breaths before plunging off the 108th floor of the highest observation tower in the country and dropping about 855 feet below. It’s really a fantastic way to see Vegas from up above, and even though the fall itself very much rushes your ability to take in the sites, those couple minutes at Stratosphere’s top as you’re surrounded 360 degrees by the cityscape make you feel like you’re on top of the world.

How? For the most part, you can schedule your jump the day of by walking into Stratosphere and picking a time. But if you’re already staying at the hotel at Stratosphere, you are eligible for some priority jump times and can avoid the crowds. The building is located at the following address and is about a 20 to 30 minute walk away from the central hotel and casino strip .

 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV, 89104.

All the scheduling and pricing details are available at the SkyJump website:

http://www.skyjumplasvegas.com/

For an extra 20 bucks, we highly recommend you going for the photo package. Some of the images we got from the jump were just awesome.

Why? Too many people make their Vegas experience one they can’t remember, so why not add something to your itinerary that you absolutely won’t forget? After the typical casino and show frenzy, it’s always interesting to give something totally new a try. And SkyJump doesn’t disappoint. It was the highlight of our visit and a real escape from the traditional Vegas trip. Scared? No worries. Take a deep breath, and it’s literally a breeze.

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