Stratosphere $1 Token
Nowadays it is called The Strat, why I don't know. It is not an improvement in my opinion. It is at 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S. almost at the corner of Main and the Strip. It is over 1100 feet tall and features some of the most outrageous rides I have ever seen. One of them swings out way over the side and lets you hang there 1100 feet up. The area behind the Strat is not recommended for visitation, unless you want to get robbed. Way back we used to call it "Silicon Valley". Many Vegas showgirls kept an apartment in that area, hence the name. But it fell into disrepair. The builder of the tower was Bob Stupak. His nickname was "The Polish Maverick".I used to do business with his gift shop. He was a heavy smoker 4 - 5 packs a day. He was also a huge gambler putting as much as a million dollars on the line at times. He wanted to go much higher with his tower, but the FAA did not allow it. He wanted it to be the tallest in the Western Hemisphere. There is a large parking garage that is so hard to get into it hurts. Unsafe too because of the characters that hang around. The Strat has some of the finest dining in Las Vegas, not only that, the dining room revolves. It is on top of the tower.You dine while getting a 360 degree view of Las Vegas. Real interesting.
One of the tallest buildings in the western U.S. With tokens to match. Very collectible.
All tokens have been used in actual slot play at the casino and show various amounts of wear. See photo for condition.
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