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Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle
(4/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Nice views and a pleasant ride. A little pricey for the experience. The staff seemed incredibly bored but that worked well for us as we got to go around an extra time since they weren't paying attenti...  more »
  • A little pricey but a decent view. I like doing touristy things. There was no wait and I had the gondola all to myself. Just three times around though. Hoping the space needle is a little more excitin...  more »
  • It's fun if you have exhausted everything else that Seattle has to offer OR if you need sometime to occupy the kids for a short while as you catch your breathe. Nothing special. Mildly entertaining. A...  more »
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  • Its always so fun in the Great Wheel. We go there for a ride from office in almost every 3 months and its an amazing view. Enjoyed the views on a foggy day, rainy day and even on a bright sunny day! The best of them all is the night view! Picture perfect view you get.
  • I am super afraid of heights but it was fantastic. I went by myself & had my own cart. The wait was no more than 20 mins. I loved it.
  • Such a gorgeous way to see the sights. The gondolas are glass-enclosed and they do rock quite a bit when it's windy, but to go around three times is nice. Lots of great photo opportunities
  • We had so much fun on the Great Wheel! Beautiful views of the city and the Puget Sound. Reasonably priced and not too long of a wait. The gondolas rocked just a small amount when the ride first started but then stopped moving soon after, you also get used to it fairly quickly too. Glad we went and loved it!
  • Great place to go in the evening to look at the city waterfront. It was a fun experience to watch people catching squid off the pier!