Navy Pier Ferris Wheel
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 72%History Buffs
- 65%Budget Travelers
- 65%Local Culture
- 64%Art & Design Lovers
- 58%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (52)
- Navy Pier Ferris WheelMember ofBudget TravelersArt & Design LoversMar 05, 2014
This is one of the best ways to get a view of the Chicago skyline without being out on a boat. This pier has a little bit of everything... little shops and food stands to a theatre, live concerts and even dance lessons!
- Navy Pier Ferris WheelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 19, 2014
The ferris wheel on Navy Pier is an iconic Chicago attraction. Invented for the 1893 World's Fair, the original Ferris Wheel was huge, with 36 cars capable of holding 60 riders each. The original was dismantled and sold for scrap long ago, but history buffs can get a taste of 1893 by taking a quick ride on this scaled down replica.
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- Navy Pier Ferris WheelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Sep 13, 2013
Takes your kids on a fun ride where you can view the entire Chicago Skyline from an alternate angle. The Ferris Wheel itself has become a symbol along the Chicago Skyline.
- Navy Pier Ferris WheelMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersAug 12, 2013
The first Ferris wheel was torn down shortly after the World’s Fair in 1893, but its spirit lives on in this smaller replica on the site of the original. Although this Ferris wheel is nearly half the size and can carry only 240 people (compared to the 2,160 people carried by the original), it is one of the Navy Pier’s most popular year-round attractions.
- Navy Pier Ferris WheelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Feb 12, 2013
Chicago had the world's first ferris wheel, which opened at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Read all about it in _Devil in the White City_. This isn't the same ferris wheel, but it's what I think about during the ride. I don't think it was an accident that Ferris Bueller and Chicago went together, either.
- Navy Pier Ferris WheelJul 05, 2012
wow!! This is a must ride when your visiting Navy Pier! Its gotta be since its been here since the worlds fair lol. It doesnt stop so you get on the ride while it slowly turns. Your seated in a glass bucket but the floor isnt transparent. That would make it too scary for the youngsters. Its one way you can see the entire lake front from north to south. Do not rock the carriage since its bad luck! Have fun its worth the wait in line which is usually 10-25 mins on a busy day. You can also get your picture taken while your on the ride so spend the extra money its worth it. Bring your own camera and take awesome sky view pics of Navy Pier and the beaches.