Europe may have the London Eye - but Las Vegas has the honor of having the world's tallest observation wheel: The High Roller. If you really want to see Las Vegas lit up in all of its glory, do yourself a favor and take a ride in one of the 28 glass-enclosed cabins. At night, the 360-degree views are absolutely stunning.
Each spacious cabin can hold up to 40 people and can be equipped with an open bar. They are a great place to be with friends and family, and some people even get married in them.
It takes about 30 minutes to make one revolution in the The High Roller. The wheel moves at the rate of one foot per second and does not stop.
The Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace
The High Roller is 550 feet tall - that's 107 feet taller than the London Eye.
My family and I rode The High Roller in August. It was really awesome seeing the familiar landmarks of the Strip and the thousands of lights that stretched out into the distance. Though we rode at night, it would have been a cool way to see the Strip during the day, too, since the pods are air-conditioned.
You can literally see for miles from the top of The High Roller.
Look at the swimming pool on the top of the building.
Gift Shop Momentos
Tickets are valid for one rotation and cost $26.95 during the day, $36.95 at night. Children 12 and under are free and discounts apply to those 13-17. The ticket price changes at 6:00 pm. Purchase online and save before you go. The High Roller is located at The LINQ Promenade across from Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and operates from 11:30 am to 2:00 am daily.
I'd like to thank The High Roller for sponsoring this post. All thoughts, opinions, and grammatical errors are my own.