LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- An iconic Las Vegas attraction that draws tourists from all across the globe is offering locals the chance to see the view from more than 100 stories above the Las Vegas Valley.
The Stratosphere is offering Nevada residents a free ride to the top on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during January.
"People from all over the world come to see this and we were thinking that a lot of people in Las Vegas have never seen it," said Michael McNamee, the Stratosphere's vice president of marketing. "So we are giving them the opportunity."
McNamee said Nevada residents only need to show a valid state identification card at the ticketing office at the base of the tower during regular hours on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
The normal cost is $18 for the elevator ride to the observation deck at top of the tallest structure in the western half of the North American continent.
Locals will also be able to use coupons to get reduced prices on the rides and restaurants at the top of the Stratosphere.
Opening in 1996 at a cost of $80 million, the Stratosphere will soon welcome its 40 millionth visitor. McNamee said the person will receive a prize package that has not been announced yet.
McNamee said a majority of visitors to the top are foreign tourists.