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Stratosphere Hotel

In this city known for its man-made structures, it seems fitting and proper that the best place to get a great view of the sights is atop the Stratosphere Hotel.

Located at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Stratosphere Hotel is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. At 1,149 feet, it's also the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. The Stratosphere Hotel offers both indoor and outdoor observation decks with spectacular 360° views of Las Vegas that make for unforgettable photo opportunities.

Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is an enormous concrete gravity-arch dam located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada. The dam takes its name from Herbert Hoover, who played an instrumental role in its construction, both as Secretary of Commerce and later as President of the United States. Visitors who traverse the top of the dam will see magnificent views of Lake Mead and the surrounding desert. From the bottom, you will be awed by the rush of the Colorado River as it passes through the dam. Though it was completed in 1936, Hoover Dam was only given the distinction of being named a National Historic Landmark in 1985.