A must-do is a trip to the top of the Stratosphere Tower. A $6 ticket (back in January, 1999) enables one to take a ride up the super fast elevator. The view is higher than from the Seattle Space Needle! Some airy rides, over a thousand feet up, allow for a thrill that should certainly be taken by most while here. Being a mountaineer, I have already experienced bigger thrills, so naturally disdain, with my low income anyway, such civilized attractions. A changing view from the tower was carried by a Live Cam, at one time perhaps, on a Las Vegas TV station web site. Several DPS peaks are seen from the top, including the escarpment in Red Rock Canyon NCA. Plan for a sunny winter visit, as the air will be much clearer. Photos taken January 2, 1999, by Petesthousandpeaks.