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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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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.
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
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
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
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
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