Eiffel Tower Experience Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the Original with Red Bull Base Jumpers

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Photos: © Erik Kabik/erikkabik.com
Photos: © Erik Kabik/erikkabik.com

The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas paid tribute to the 125th anniversary of the original Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, on Tuesday with an incredible stunt that astounded passersby on the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas attraction kicked off festivities with two Red Bull base jumpers leaping from the top of the 541-foot tower, landing safely in the Paris Las Vegas front drive next to the replica Arc de Triomphe.

A high-energy block party immediately followed, igniting the evening with carnival-style food, drinks and lively entertainment including stilt walkers, mimes and caricature and balloon artists.

While the original Eiffel Tower was constructed on March 31, 1889, the half-scale replica at Paris Las Vegas opened in 1999, and has since welcomed more than 10 million visitors. In celebration of the Parisian landmark’s historic milestone, the Eiffel Tower Experience will host a series of events throughout the year. The newest addition is “Locks on the Bridge,” Las Vegas’ take on the Parisian tradition that enables couples to declare their love by securing a personalized lock to the iconic bridge next to the Eiffel Tower Experience.

The Eiffel Tower Experience is an exact reproduction of one of Europe’s most famous landmarks, rendered meticulously at half-scale. At 460-feet, an experienced ambassador welcomes guests and points out can’t-miss Las Vegas landmarks and interesting historical facts. The tower is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., weather permitting.

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