When we think of Las Vegas, the first things that usually come to mind are casinos and entertainment. The truth is Las Vegas is home to much more than a wild night life. It has some of the largest hotels in the world, a spectacular skyline, and most of all, a variety of adrenaline inducing attractions.
Imagine driving a Ferrari on a real racetrack, zip lining down Freemont Street and riding a ride where you are launched out over the edge of a building.
Get ready to get your heart pumping; continue reading for the Top Adrenaline Inducing Attractions in Las Vegas.
Take on the Skyjump at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas for the leap of a lifetime. The controlled freefall starts from the 108th floor. One of their testimonials reads: “The adrenaline rush from SkyJump was fantastic. Looking way down to the ground in anticipation was an unforgettable experience.” The jump is $119.99, but if you stay at their hotel the price is reduced to $99.99.
Face your fears on the world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver. According to New YorkNewYork, this ride provides more than 1.4 million riders with excitement and heart-stopping action each year. Also enjoy their video and arcade games, as well as their other attractions in The Big Apple Arcade.
Okay adrenaline-junkies, I hope you’re ready for the Big Shot. Strap into your seat and prepare to shoot 160 feet up into the air at 45 miles per hour. The tower is 1,081 feet high and launches 16 riders at the same time. Pay $39.95 for Unlimited Tower and Rides. Or, if you’re just not into being launched into the air at an elevated height, pay $20 and watch as other individuals ride from the observation deck.
Have you ever heard the expression “live life on the edge?” Well ride X-Scream and you will literally experience life on the edge. The ride resembles a teeter-totter; it’s a ride unlike anything else you have ever seen. The ride literally shoots you over the edge of the Stratosphere Hotel, then it lets you hang out there and view the Vegas strip and skyline from above.
The Canyon Blaster is a thrill ride located at the Circus Circus Hotel-Casino. It’s a roller coaster that zips you through twists and turns, reaching speeds up to 55 mph. Hopefully you like the “adrenaline rush” because the biggest drop is 90 feet! There is a blackout portion of the ride. It gets so dark you will be left wondering what is going to happen next (vegas.com).
For those of you who are way too nervous to jump out of a plane, Las Vegas offers you a simulated free fall. Experience the sensation of skydiving without the airplane. According to Vegas Indoor Skydiving, a 1,000 horsepower motor will keep you soaring through the air – floating and free falling with wind speeds up to 120 mph.
The Desperado roller coaster is not located directly in Las Vegas, but it is so incredible we had to add it to the list anyway. It is located in Primm, Nevada and is one of the tallest roller coasters in the country. Get ready to experience a 225-foot drop down a 55-degree descent. Make sure you visit on a weekend – this ride is currently closed Mondays-Thursdays.
Las Vegas is full of exciting, adrenaline pumping zip lines. Zip line with Flightlinez for a once in a lifetime experience to soar over the Mojave Desert. Or, experience the thrill of Fremont Street on a whole new level. Hop on the SlotZilla zip line and soar down Freemont Street between the casinos and pedestrian promenade.