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The Capital Wheel

165 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745-1138
+1 301-842-8650
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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165 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745-1138
+1 301-842-8650
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best and biggest ferris wheel around. Go at night when the lights are on and you can see the skyline better. Worth the ticket price!

Thank barymad
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have stayed in National Harbor about a dozen times, and each time I say that I'm going to go on the Capital Wheel... and never do. This past trip to DC, a friend of mine said (on a whim), "do you want to go...More

Thank mikez_nj
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Didn't rise it this trip, but did last trip & it's definitely a great thing to do while in the area.

Thank AlsBoo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The wheel is 180' tall at the apex and offers great views on D.C. The equipment is in very good shape and obviously well maintained. The Washington monument is quite prominent in the view as are dozens of planes and helicopters in the distance (not...More

Thank KiminGranCouva
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No problems with the wheel itself but the cost was too high in my opinion. It cost $40 for an adult and two kids. Plus: a bar on deck.

Thank mama_and_lawyer2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though the cabins are nice with the A/C affording a relaxing break on a hot and humid summer day, the views leave much to be desired. The ride is very smooth and the secure cabin keep everyone feeling safe. The wheel gives nice views of...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go to the National Harbor, you gotta do the wheel...I would go at dusk or at night if you gonduring the hot summer months just because if you have to wait in line, it gives the appearance of being cooler....lol the chambers are...More

Thank Wiley J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't realize I was afraid of heights until I walked onto the ride. However, the ride was very pleasant and I enjoyed seeing the views. I recommend this ride to anyone.

Thank Anna J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am totally afraid of heights but I still went on this Capital Wheel with my 11 year old son. It was actually quite relaxing. What's nice is that where you sit, each unit is covered with glass so you won't feel the wind and...More

1  Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's pretty to look at and the various color schemes at night really dazzle the Potomac. Other than that there is no appeal what so ever to a 30 min slow ride in a vertical circle. Price of $15 per is ridiculous. But the cabins...More

Thank Ken K
TheCapitalWheel, Manager at The Capital Wheel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ken, thank you for your review! The Capital Wheel experience is 12-15 minutes, and if $15/adult is out of your price range, we have a few promotions available. We appreciate you visiting and hope to see you again soon!

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July 4, 2017|
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Response from DerekDG | Reviewed this property |
Uber, a cab, or you can take the water taxi if you're near the national mall. The metro doesn't go to national harbor, unfortunately.
March 3, 2017|
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Response from TheCapitalWheel | Property representative |
Yes, you and your guest will be in your own gondola- we never put different parties in the same gondola. Have fun!
September 19, 2016|
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Response from WendiWindBlows | Reviewed this property |
Google "the capital wheel vip tickets" it won't let me send link