Fodor's Expert Review The High Roller
Standing more than 100 feet taller than the iconic London Eye, the High Roller opened in 2014 as the largest observation wheel in the world. The giant Ferris wheel at the east end of the LINQ features 28 glass-enclosed cabins, each of which is equipped to hold up to 40 passengers (yes, the cabins are available to rent). One full rotation takes about 30 minutes; along the way, riders are treated to a dynamic video and music show on TV monitors in the pod, as well as one-of-a-kind views of Sin City and the surrounding Las Vegas Valley. The experience begins and ends in a state-of-the-art wheelhouse, where visitors can read about the engineering behind the project as they wait in line, buy drinks to take with them on the ride, or pick up souvenirs commemorating the spin. The best time to ride the wheel is nighttime, when 2,000 LED lights on the wheel itself create an otherworldly vibe.