The Capital Wheel, National Harbor

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  • $20 for a Ferris wheel ride. The only reason I gave this review more than one star is because the wheel lights up at night. At night you can see the planes land and traffic on the Woodrow Wilson Bridg...  more »
  • My son and I really enjoyed our ride on the Capital Wheel. I was a little hesitant about getting on it with my son at first, but once we got on it we truly enjoy our ride and view. The ride was for ab...  more »
  • I thought I could handle this Ferris wheel with enclosed cages. my husband & I had done the London Eye years ago & I didn’t have a problem. Plus The Eye is taller. We waited in line for about 15 minut...  more »
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  • Simply AWESOME! We took our two young boys up on the Wheel and it was great - the views are amazing and the ride is smooth. This isn't your typical "ferris" wheel where any slight shift makes it move - the cars ride very smoothly and they are air conditioned to keep you cool. We got there pretty early in the morning because I can see how the line would grow pretty quickly. We went around a bunch of times - I think you get about a 15 minute ride and they have a new bar that just opened up where you can buy a drink before you hop on it you want. It would be a great spot for a date-night to overlook the city and everything. They have a photo person who snaps a picture of you on a green screen before you get on the ride - I believe the standard package for a few pictures is about $20 bucks which is fairly standard for an area like this. They also feature some VIP cars that have a glass floor so you can see through the bottom, nice leather chairs and Alexa so you can play whatever music you'd like to hear. You also get the photo package free - but it costs more to get on ($52 per person) and four people can fit in. But overall - great experience and our kids can't wait to go back!
  • Must visit if you going to Washington. Great ambience. Best time to visit is in night. Lots of paid parking options. Most offers same rate. Some more attractions are available too.
  • Smooth ride, awesome views of DC, MD and VA, I loved it. Take your camera with you and comfy walking shoes. Oh and there are some good places to eat all around. I went on a Saturday evening right on time to see the sunset and I had to wait less than 15 minutes.
  • Easy to get to if you're in National Harbor. Line moved pretty fast although they sometimes run it pretty empty, assuming for balance or something, so the line can be hit or miss. Great views and about a 10-15 minute ride. I think it was about $15 per adult.
  • It is a decent price but the experience is great. You get a good amount of time. I would recommend it just before sunset.

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