The Capital Wheel, National Harbor

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  • August 13, 2017
    The Capital Wheel is always one of the highligjts of our National Harbor visits. The wheel is clean and well-maintained and the staff is friendly and attentive. The cost is reasonable at $15. for adul...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We had free tickets to the Wheel and decided to use them. Each cart seat 8 people, so our entire group could be together. A couple of people in our group were scared of heights, but was in the wheel y...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The ride is clean, comfortable, and accessible for all ages. There is an emergency button in each compartment that you can press and then they'll stop the wheel to let you off as soon as you rotate ba...  more »
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  • June 9, 2017
    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!
  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    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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