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June 3rd, 2017 — Las Vegas, NEvada<br />
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X-Scream ride is, at a height of approximately 866 feet (264 m), the world's third highest amusement ride, located on top of the Stratosphere Las Vegas. The name of the ride is a play on the word 'Extreme'.<br />
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Stratosphere Las Vegas (formerly Vegas World) is a hotel, casino, and tower located on Las Vegas Boulevard just north of the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.<br />
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The property's signature attraction is the 1,149 ft (350.2 m) Stratosphere Tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States,[4] and the second-tallest in the Western Hemisphere, surpassed only by the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario. It is the tallest tower west of the Mississippi River[5] and also the tallest structure in Las Vegas and in the State of Nevada.[6] The hotel is a separate building with 24 stories, 2,427 rooms and an 80,000 sq ft (7,400 m2) casino. The Stratosphere is owned and operated by American Casino & Entertainment Properties.<br />
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While the traditional definition of the Strip excludes the Stratosphere, it is often included in travel guides as a Strip attraction. Using this alternate definition, the Stratosphere is the northernmost of the major Strip resorts, and is the only Strip hotel actually located within the City of Las Vegas.<br />
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Photograph by Stuart Isett. ©2017 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.