Linq Las Vegas is transforming the central Las Vegas Strip. Already one of the best places anywhere to shop and have fun, the Strip is an even better place to leave behind the ordinary with the addition of Linq. With a central location and a long list of cool shops, entertainment venues, and restaurants, Linq adds more sizzle to the day and nightlife in Las Vegas. Its also home to the Las Vegas Ferris Wheel, one of the most exciting additions in ages—certainly one of the tallest.
Linq Las Vegas Ferris Wheel From the Flamingo
The open-air attraction is a destination for locals as much as visitors. Linq Las Vegas is easy to find across the street from Caesars Palace, adjacent to the refurbished Flamingo. Thanks to the always-warm Las Vegas weather, there’s never a bad time to head outside. On a hot day, you could spend the day at one of the Las Vegas pool parties and head outside once the sun goes down. When winter has arrived, the weather is still mild enough to spend plenty of time experiencing Linq Las Vegas.
As part of the Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Linq has the signature style that has put Las Vegas on the map. It was designed by Caruso Affiliated, the same company that developed The Grove, one of the premier shopping destinations in Los Angeles. Few shopping places in the U.S. have higher sales volume than The Grove, and the same is expected for The Linq.
Linq High Roller
With 200,000 square feet, all facing Caesars Palace, there’s plenty of room for an exciting mix of shops, restaurants, and fun things to do at Linq Las Vegas. The entire project was conceived to appeal to visitors in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who make up half of spending in Las Vegas when you consider the numbers.
As is the case in the city where new things happen all the time, the closing of one chapter meant the end of another, in this case, it was O’Sheas Casino. Even before the casino closed in April 2012, construction was underway on the $550 million entertainment and retail complex. Don’t worry—the spirit of O’Sheas lives on at the Linq—and its name and gaming options are an important part of the project.
The Linq also means good things for its neighbors in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. On the north side of Linq Las Vegas, a walking path connects the outdoor plaza at Harrah’s Las Vegas Resort to the Imperial Palace onto the Linq. The Imperial also is the recipient of upgrades, including the reception area and gaming floor. To the south of Linq, you can follow the pedestrian walkway to the Flamingo and its sunny décor.
While you can pick for yourself what part of the Linq project is your favorite, there’s no doubt the focal point of the outdoor lifestyle center. It’s the 550-foot-high Las Vegas High Roller. The observation wheel has 28 cabins, each a transparent sphere that holds up to 40 people. With a 360-degree view, you’ll get the chance to see Las Vegas from a whole new perspective. The appropriately named High Roller is taller than the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas by nearly 10 feet. It’s also higher than the other Ferris wheels around the world—the 443-foot-tall London Eye and the Singapore Flyer, which clocks in around 540 feet. It’s not surprising that Las Vegas is even bigger and better, as the Linq’s tallest offering proves.