In a city where superlatives reign, the Stratosphere Hotel Casino really deserves a few. What was once a modest casino, is now a vivacious hotel, which dominates the scintillating expanse of the city. The hotel boasts one of the tallest free-standing observation towers in the U.S., and the world's highest thrill ride, X Scream, which offers breathtaking views of downtown Las Vegas and The Strip from a 900-foot elevation. The Stratosphere also has excellent dining, shopping, and entertainment, as well as a 'thrill a minute' casino. The hotel features amenities such as a roof-top swimming pool and the excellent Top of the World gourmet restaurant. A shopping arcade with international theme zones occupies level two above the sprawling casino floor.