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Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle

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At 53 m (175 ft) tall, Seattle Great Wheel draws visitors to view the city. One ride takes you around the giant Ferris wheel three times, giving you ample opportunity to spot Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound in the distance, and to enjoy the sights below. Each gondola seats up to eight people, but each group receives a private gondola. One luxury gondola sports leather seats, a stereo system, and a glass floor for all-around views. Using our online itinerary creator, Seattle attractions like Seattle Great Wheel can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I took my dad on this and we had a mix of storm clouds and sun. It was beautiful to see. We had a basket to ourselves because it wasn't too busy. Nice opportunity for some fantastic views.  more »
  • So this is a fun ride but if you are afraid of heights beware...it is all glass except the floor. The cabins are small, maybe four passengers and they do sway some but overall the ride if good.  more »
  • I was in Seattle with a colleague to look for a conference site. My colleague and I decided to take a break from running all over Seattle and experience the Big Wheel and Wings Over Washington - they'...  more »
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  • I thought this was an excellent attraction. The staff were super friendly and entertaining. The views were amazing. The pods were heated sufficiently and I must have gone at a quiet time because they said I would go around 3 times, but it ended up being 6 times!!! Thanks so much. Just wish the photo was a downloadable photo included with the price of the ticket. A must place to visit for a spectacular view....especially on sunset!!!
  • This is a great activity to go to on the cost. The view is spectacular and the is room enough for a small group. It's a bit pricey but worth it to do it once
  • Breath taking sights! You can see all around you. And the staff is very friendly. Just hopefully, you're not afraid of heights. This goes up a ways... The only reason why a deduced a star is because I'm afraid of heights and my smart a$$ went by myself... The wheel went around 4 times. The 1st round, I was scared and was ready to hit the emergency button (it didn't help that I went on a windy day). But after feeling secure and looking at the scenery, I wasn't afraid anymore; I just enjoyed the clear skies and the sun on my face. Looking out into the sound and looking around the waterfront. :-) I may recommend you go with a trusted friend or a good idea for a date activity.
  • If you are not bothered by heights or carriages moving up and down, this is a fun and relaxing ride with magnificent views of the downtown Seattle area, including the Space Needle. It is also pretty inexpensive and the wait was not very long, especially for a weekend. We were lucky to ride this on a beautiful day. I would definitely go on this again.
  • Took a little convincing to get the family on board but well worth the price. Little strange the people in front of us got 5 rotations and we got 3. Either way, good stuff!!