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2016 Fall Mountain Trip Part 6; Las Vegas from the Stratosphere

After taking Nevada State Route 159 from NV 160 to I-15 I took Main Street south to my hotel which was the Stratosphere.






The above photo of the Stratosphere was one I took from Main Street in 2012, I actually forgot to take an exterior picture in 2016.

Incidentally this blog serves as a continuation of the 2016 Fall Mountain Trip Series, Part 5 can be found here:

2016 Fall Mountain Trip Part 5; To Las Vegas via NV 159

The Stratosphere is a 1,149 foot tall observation tower overlooking Las Vegas Valley.  The Stratosphere was constructed between 1992 and 1995, originally the tower was envisioned to be as high as 1,800 feet.  The actual observation deck of The Stratosphere is located at approximately 1,080 feet and 360 degree views of the Las Vegas Valley.

Some of the more notable sites I thought worth noting were as follows:

Las Vegas Boulevard looking southbound, this would have been US Route 91 and US Route 466.


Las Vegas Boulevard looking northbound towards downtown.





I-15 looking southbound from the NV 589/Sahara Avenue Interchange.


Part 7 of this blog series can be found here:

2016 Fall Mountain Trip Part 7; former NV 40 on Valley of Fire Highway and Valley of Fire State Park

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