• Only on the Explorer Pass

SkyPod + 1 Thrill Ride at the STRAT

If you're a thrill-seeker, the Stratosphere rides in Las Vegas are absolutely unmissable.

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    Only on the Explorer Pass

    This attraction is available on the Explorer Pass, but not the All-Inclusive Pass.

What you'll do

Take the Big Shot ride at the Stratosphere with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Step out on the SkyPod observation decks
  • Enjoy a ride on either:
  • X-Scream
  • Big Shot 
  • Includes incredible views of the Las Vegas skyline 
  • A chance to test your bravery
  • Visit plenty of other Las Vegas attractions for free with your pass 

Journey up to the top of The STRAT Hotel and step out onto the deck of your choice – or explore both. The deck is so high up, you'll be eye-level with the helicopter tours!

SkyPod Observation Tower Highlights

Outdoor Deck – scan the city through viewfinders or watch a desert sunset. The outdoor observation deck sits atop The STRAT building and is the tallest observation deck in the United States. Take a walk around the open-air deck for views in every direction. You can even watch as dare-devils test their bravery on the Big Shot or X Scream.

Indoor Deck – take in the views of Las Vegas Valley from inside The STRAT in an air-conditioned environment. Explore the exhibits that tell the story of The STRAT Hotel's humble beginnings.

Then, take your pick of the 2 thrilling rides that you'll find at the top of the tower!


The X-Scream at the Stratosphere is part-rollercoaster, part-free-fall (or so it seems), and all adrenaline. Riding X-Scream is like playing on a giant seesaw, 886 feet above the ground. The neon-colored, four-row rollercoaster car sits on a track that hangs off the edge of the Stratosphere rooftop. The track rises and falls back and forth, like a hair-raising seesaw, shooting you off the building and over the entire strip...

Big Shot

Strap into your seat and prepare to be launched 160-feet vertically into the air at 45 miles per hour. You’ll feel the four ‘G’s of stomach-turning force on the way up before experiencing a sensation of weightlessness 1,081-feet above ground, right before the big drop back down. Before you can catch your breath, you’ll be shot back up to do it all over again, three times in fact!

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes SkyPod + 1 Thrill Ride at the STRAT tickets, plus admission to dozens of top Las Vegas attractions for one money-saving price.

Ready to start exploring Las Vegas? First, choose between an All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.

Experience SkyPod + 1 Thrill Ride at the STRAT and many other attractions with the Explorer Pass.

View the Explorer Pass

Know before you go

Getting in: present your pass at the main box office located on the first floor (Casino level) to receive your ticket to The SkyPod Observation Tower Las Vegas and one ride of your choice.

For more information, visit the STRAT website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily: 10AM - 1AM

Thrill Rides 
Sunday - Saturday: 2PM - 10PM 

The STRAT may occasionally close (early) due to a private event. We suggest that you consult their website to confirm the hours of operation ahead of your visit.

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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