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The Capital Wheel

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Located just 20 minutes from the National Mall, The Capital Wheel offers amazing views of the Nation's Capital 180 feet above the Potomac River, all from the inside of your fully enclosed, climate controlled gondola.
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141 American Way, National Harbor, MD 20745-1138
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Capital wheel is a beautiful backdrop to the landscape of the National Harbor. The Ferris wheel Spins for day views and lights up for the night. They are open til 10pm. You can get a discount with your hotel key.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time visiting the Capital Wheel. When we went there was a date deal that included a drink at the bar below. It was a gorgeous summer evening and the light was beautiful on the water. Cars are very comfortable with a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NateandMolly
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Really enjoyed the wheel at the National Harbor. At the end of a long pier, the heated and air-conditioned cars give you a great view of the Washington Monument and national harbor. It's fun to point out famous landmarks on the horizon includin g the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelfreak31
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a fun ride on The Capital Wheel with family, kids 3 - 10 years. Ticket booth experience could have been easier had the cashier not been “hidden” inside one of the ride gondolas. The wind noise, and inability to see the cashier behind the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

We were lucky and caught it at sunset. Spectacular view of the setting sun over the water. It's quiet, it's cozy, I didn't think it was scary at all. It goes slow. It's smooth, very little rocking. You just chill out and enjoy the view....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sisterwifeone
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

The price is right, show your hotel cars and get 20% off tickets. The views are great and the lights at night are really cool.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank toddmcd17
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

It's a slow moving glass enclosed ferris wheel. Had about five rotations. Not much scenery to look at, but it was enjoyable. If you don't like heights, skip this ride.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 3762Travel
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

It worth it. If you go there, you will see all harbor. It's a little scary but amazing. IF YOU GO TO THE HARBOR YOU SHOULD RIDE THE WHEEL.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KimAlfau
Reviewed December 23, 2018

It was nice to get a birds eye point of view. It was a nice 54 degree day with was unusual for December. the staff was friendly and I took some really nice photos.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Harriet M
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Somewhat expensive, about $30 for two. No waiting lines, in part because we were there on a chilly weekday in December. The enclosed car was heated, which was good. The view isn't all that good, because the nationally known landmarks (White House, Mt. Vernon, etc.)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 15, 2019|
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Response from CapWheel2014 | Property representative |
Up to 8 adults!
January 24, 2018|
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Response from Jessicaaziz | Reviewed this property |
Either but the Groupon is really easy. It's just like a ticket. You can get it on your phone and it's just like a ticket.
December 10, 2017|
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Response from worldtrotter15 | Reviewed this property |
Free for children under 3