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Centennial Wheel

Closes in 28 min: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Great Views and fun for kids

We chose this option to see the views due to the skyscrapers being another $10pp on top and this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Becci J
Smooth ride

We visited in mid January and the views were breathtaking! The ride was smooth and the heated... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saginaw, Michigan
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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600 E Grand Ave, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611-3419
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in mid January and the views were breathtaking! The ride was smooth and the heated compartments were perfect!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cassyharris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this option to see the views due to the skyscrapers being another $10pp on top and this seemed a funner version for our young children (9 & 6). I am so happy we did this, we were lucky that is was a bright...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Becci J
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Our friends took us on the Centennial Wheel as a treat to see Chicago from a different perspective. Wow! It was amazing! It was just the four of us in our gondola, though there were enough seats for 8 people. It went around slowly for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michelle_TULSA
Reviewed January 3, 2019

The Ferris Wheel is located on the Navy Pier and offers an enclosed gondola ride with views of the entire shore line and downtown Chicago. On a clear day you can see for at least 5 miles.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MeghaRog
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday afternoon and only stood in line for maybe 10 minutes. Purchased tickets on my phone and saved $2/each. They scanned the bar codes right from my phone without issue. Staff was funny and friendly even on the cold and windy day....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sarssio
Reviewed December 17, 2018

This giant ferris wheel is not anything spectacular and the ride does not last that long. For what it costs, it should definitely last longer. Only a few minutes and it only went around a couple times. For the cost of it I thought the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kwnike13
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went for a ride on the wheel after dinner. It was a little rainy, but we could still see great views of the city. We were able to go around 3 times. We all rotated in the unit so we could...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AbigailStafford
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this attraction. A protected from weather view of the lake and city. It is a fast view and reasonably priced. Good for all ages in my opinion. My wait was fast.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lesliej985
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

The views I think were great. We went around three times and it was worth the money compared to waiting in line hours for the Willis Tower and paying 30 bucks each. This is a quick trip around and not super expensive. I believe it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ben P
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

So the wheel was nice enough, but shame about your staff which when I enquired about whether you offered a resident rate couldn’t seem to answer a simple question without a sarcastic response! Perhaps more training may be required.. or maybe just offer the resident...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank issy377
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September 23, 2018|
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Response from jorigomez | Reviewed this property |
Fast Pass: The two times I've ridden Centennial was this Summer and I did not use Fast Pass for either. The line was nothing big at all (granted, I went both times on weekdays, non-holidays). The good thing is that A) you... More
July 23, 2018|
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Response from warch1 | Reviewed this property |
Fireworks are Wed and Sat night at 9pm