History of Chicago's Navy Pier Ferris Wheel
The Navy Pier Ferris wheel in Pier Park was modeled after the first Ferris wheel built for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It is the jewel of Navy Pier with its thousands of lights sparkling over the waters of Lake Michigan. Almost 300 people can ride the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel at a time, with up to six people in each of its 40 passenger gondolas.
Chicago’s Navy Pier Ferris Wheel — View From the Top
In a city like Chicago with so much to see, why not get a panoramic view from 150 feet above street level, over the backdrop of Lake Michigan? Navy Pier’s most popular 15-story attraction is practically part of the city’s skyline. It’s hard to miss it as you approach Navy Pier since the impressive white structure is almost as wide as it is tall. More than 60,000 tourists and Chicagoans per month come to Navy Pier to ride the Ferris wheel and take in amazing views of the city and Lake Michigan.
How much does it cost to ride the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier?
Tickets for a seven-minute ride on the Ferris wheel are $6 per person and can be purchased at Navy Pier or online. The Ferris wheel is open all year long, weather permitting.
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