High Flying Vegas Tours & Attractions
Gambling and partying are not the only ways to get your adrenaline pumping in Vegas. Living up to its reputation as being an adult playground, there are now a number of Las Vegas attractions that literally take you to new heights and then take your breath away.
VooDoo Zip Line
If you are trying to create a little spark in your relationship, or give your significant other a heart attack, the 450 plus foot VooDoo Zip Line just might do it for you. With seats built for two, you and another daring soul can soar at 33 mph between the two towers of the Rio Hotel for what equals a third of a mile. This is a 21 and over ride only and open everyday from noon until midnight with tickets priced at $27.49.
Not to be outdone, Fremont St. recently opened its own zipline. Slotzilla is a mere 12 story slot machine in the middle of the street. Take the elevator to the top and be launched Superman style from 114 feet. Salute your friends below as you travel over 35 mph for 1,700 feet and land way at the other side of the street in front of the Golden Gate. This “Zoomline” comes with a $40 price tag.
For 20 bucks you can fly the “Zipline” which is 77 feet high and half the length, dropping you off by the Four Queens. This 850 foot ride is done while in a seated position. There are no age limits for either thrill, but kids under 13 will have to have an adult with them. The giant slot machine opens every day at noon at shuts down by midnight, or 2 A.M on Fridays and Saturdays.
Helicopter Strip Tour
Or maybe you like to see the strip from the safety of a helicopter. There are a number of companies, such as Maverick Helicopter, which will fly you over the strip day or night. The Bellagio fountains are cool. Now imagine how they will look from the sky. For around $125 a person you can get a 15 minute bird’s eye view of the city. They will even arrange for your transportation from your hotel to the air strip.
Vegas has been doing a good job of creating a small version of the world inside of the city. The Paris Las Vegas’ Eiffel tower is just one example of this. Half the size of the real deal in the real Paris, Vegas’ tower gives you a prime view of the strip from 460 ft above it. A glass enclosed elevator takes you to the top where there is an enclosed observation deck, which also serves as a favorite proposal and wedding site for Vegas lovers.
Prices are divided into day and night, with adult tickets at $14 and kids $10 from 9:30 in the morning until 7:15 at night. Prices go up at night and on the weekends, $19 for adults and $14 for kids. This includes the $2.50 surcharge. Make this an all day adventure by having lunch or dinner one story down from the deck at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.
There is none higher in Vegas, or the country, then the observation deck at the Stratosphere Tower. You can see your helicopter flying friends eye to eye when standing on this 869 foot outside platform. Tickets for the deck are $20 for adults and $12 for kids.
If just being up that high in the sky isn’t enough of a thrill check out one of the rides. Big Shot shoots you up 160 feet on the Stratosphere needle at 45 mph, before dropping back down. If you like free falling, try the Sky Jump instead and jump down from the 108th floor of the Stratosphere on a vertical zip line.
Still not screaming? How about if you are propelled 30 feet off of the side of the Stratosphere at 30 mph? The X Scream puts you 900 feet up in the air in what can only be described as a high tech see-saw. Lastly is the insane, in the sky roller coaster that hangs off of the Stratosphere. Insanity-the Ride is 906 feet above the strip and takes you up at a 70 degree angle, spins you around and brings you back down, all at 40 mph. Definitely not for the weak of heart.
The Sky Jump is priced at $119, but the other rides are all only $15 each. There are also package deals available that get you unlimited rides on everything but Sky Jump for only $36.
Don't forget about one of the most talked about high in the sky activities, The High Roller at the Linq. This 30 minute ride provides unparalleled views of Las Vegas like never before seen. Being the worlds tallest observation wheel will bring that notoriety. Tickets start at $24.95 during the day rides, up to $34.95 at night. Vegaster Tip: Bring your camera, the night shoots will be some of our best.
Who knew that those who suffer from acrophobia (fear of heights) are missing out when visiting Vegas? Since Vegas is the city of extremes, it’s only natural that it have some of the most extreme high jinx in the world.