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Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
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3.9/5 based on 1,700+ 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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  • It's hard to resist taking a spin on the Seattle Wheel, as you can see it from just about wherever you are along the waterfront. The cars are all enclosed and climate-controlled, so you can enjoy a ri...  read more »
  • I did not go up in the wheel but my family and friends did. It was just so cool to see up close. Fair prices. Great times and family who did go up said it was a blast. 
  • The ride is short. Circles 3 times. It's very high. Would not go on if you are scared of heights. View is fantastic and saw a seal swimming below us. 
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • We have enjoyed the great wheel a few times. A great activity with mixed company. Each gondola can seat 8 riders. Kids 3 and under are free. We loved seeing Pikes Market and over to Bainbridge Island. The line to get on took about 10 minutes each time.
  • This ferri wheel is on the Seattle waterfront. If you're not familiar, this is an area to attract tourists who will pay inflated prices for the view. They don't offer discounts (military, student, local, etc), the price is based on age. Senior citizens get a big $2 discount. I'm not saying don't try the experience, just be aware it's a bit pricey because it is a tourist attraction. The views of the city and bay are pretty cool.
  • Awesome experience. Take the ride in stride and take in a breathtaking view of Elliot Bay (west of Seattle). The gondolas generally seat about 4 per pod. Totally enclosed pods. Very enjoyable.
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