The Capital Wheel, National Harbor

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The Capital Wheel is located in National Harbor. A visit to The Capital Wheel represents just the start of the adventure when you use our National Harbor road trip planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • We did this at night right before we had dinner. A gf of mine is afraid of heights, but she conquered it doing this with me.  more »
  • Pod enclosed cab version of a Ferris wheel modeled after the London Eye (but not as nice of as scenic). These are popping up all over the place in tourist areas. Pricey...very pricey. And there is rea...  more »
  • I went on this with my wife and daughter and we thoroughly enjoyed it, A little pricey, but you get about 5 or 6 rotations on it in a comfortable and concealed pod. The view of the entire area right n...  more »
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  • We liked it very much. Very smooth ride in a ckosed and air conditioned capsule. It was pretty warm, although cold outside. I guess it's cooled at summer. We got five full cycles for the price and the view was amazing, we were lucky to have a nice sunny day with good visibility.
  • The National Harbor is a gorgeous place to go on a nice day. Great for date nights or just hanging out with friends. The scenery is beautiful especially at the Capital Wheel. I was able to find a discount for the wheel so I got on for about half the original price. I am afraid of heights, so I was a little hesitant to get on; however, it is a beautiful sight from up above. The line can be a little long at times but it is worth it. The wheel doesn't move extremely fast so it's not scary at all. If you are afraid of heights, be prepared for the stop and go that occurs when loading all of the passengers. It goes around two times before letting everyone off. Make sure you have your camera ready because the view is amazing.
  • This is really fun and a must do if you are in the National Harbor area. Check for coupons with your hotel or online to save a few dollars. The cars are heated in cooler days and the views are spectacular!
  • Great views! Air conditioned all year round. The price is very high in my opinion but it is worth doing at least once.
  • Lovely view during winter. I would recommend going around sunset or earlier as after 5pm in winter, it's pitch black so you don't see much beyond the harbour as there aren't many lights.

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National Harbor was purpose-built for leisure and business, with convention centers, shops, entertainments, and hotels. A handful of upscale hotels, with attached convention centers and malls, vie for attention by offering pools, rooms with spectacular views, and restaurants. Washington is just a 20-minute drive to the north, so consider staying there if you're looking for a bit more variety.
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