The Linq/High Roller

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The Linq/High Roller
The Linq/High Roller

Combining an open-air shopping mall with a live-music mecca and a supersize Ferris wheel with dazzling views, the Linq is one of the latest additions to the Strip. Sandwiched between the Quad Resort & Casino and the Flamingo, the outdoor playground is a bit narrow, which can make for crowded passage, but it stretches the length of three football fields with a zigzag in the middle that makes it impossible to see from one end to the other. The site is anchored in back by the High Roller. Billed as the world’s largest observation wheel, the 550-foot-high attraction became an unmistakable part of the Vegas skyline when its lights were switched in early 2014. Less an amusement-park ride than a way to admire the city from multiple vantage points, the High Roller has 28 cabins, each accommodating up to 40 people—fewer if you want to roll liquor service inside with you; you can buy an individual ticket or rent an entire cabin. The ride’s full revolution takes 30 minutes, and it moves so slowly that it never stops for passengers to board or disembark. Though it operates from noon to 2am, the High Roller is best experienced after dark when the panorama is at its most dramatic. During the day, check out the many eateries, shops and bars that line the mall, including rapper Nas’s überhip sneaker store 12 A.M. Run, Goorin Bros. Hat Shop, and Flour & Barley pizzeria. Midway between front and back of the Linq is Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, the third location of the bowling alley-cum-music venue born in the NYC borough.

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Venue name: The Linq/High Roller
Contact:
Address: 3545 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas

Cross street: at E Flamingo Road
Opening hours: Daily 11am-2am
Transport: Bus Deuce, 202
Static map showing venue location

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The highest ferris wheel. IN. THE. WORLD. I mean, come on. Can you really beat that? On top of that, it gives you the most gorgeous view of the Las Vegas strip. Definitely opted to go at night to see the city all lit up and I think that's the way to go. I've been on my fair share of ferris wheel's and this one was unique and different. One, because I like being able to say that I was in the highest ferris wheel in the world. Two, you basically have to jump in as it rolls by which fulfills my 007 secret agent fantasy. Third, I love that it doesn't really move that fast. It takes about 30 minutes for one whole rotation, and I liked that I got to slow down and really soak in the city. Most places, it's over in a few minutes. The shape also reminded me of the London Eye, which brought back fond memories. A must see!


Outside of the In n Out and the cupcake ATM, Linq/High Roller shopping is lacking. Unless you want a quick bite at a west coast classic, skip Linq and cross the street for Caesar's, or hit up Venetian's Canal shops instead.