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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 good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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165 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745-1138
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"climate controlled"
in 30 reviews
"afraid of heights"
in 27 reviews
"washington monument"
in 33 reviews
"london eye"
in 18 reviews
"smooth ride"
in 7 reviews
"potomac river"
in 17 reviews
"panic button"
in 5 reviews
"fun ride"
in 6 reviews
"fun experience"
in 8 reviews
"per adult"
in 5 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 7 reviews
"national harbor area"
in 5 reviews
"water taxi"
in 7 reviews
"gondola"
in 49 reviews
"cars"
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"dc"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great time! Enjoyed the amazing views! No long lines. Nice air conditioned cars. Fun for the whole family!

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seems to be pretty busy, so you may have to wait a little bit. We waited in line for maybe 30 minutes, but it was a pleasant wait. Once we got on the ride was maybe around 10-15 minutes. Very enjoyable and great views. Price...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were staying in National Harbor, and decided to go to the Captial Wheel after dinner. We ended up getting on the wheel around sunset, and the view was spectacular. I thought the length of the ride was adequate, and the price...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a pretty day, the views from the wheel are beautiful and the atmosphere in the harbor is refreshing

Thank mrdeanm1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am afraid of heights and have a very sensitive stomach so this was my first experience on a Farris wheel. I decided to try it since it has the enclosed gondola style seating with a panic button. It went around several times with beautiful...More

Thank Americantravel17
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

With coupon the price was $12.00. The wheel went around about 6 times, offering incredible views. Each car will accommodate 6 adults, and are individually air conditioned.

Thank Tradingcomet
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Thankful for the emergency panic button and friendly operating crew who allowed me to exit after the second time around. We were due four times around but the glass sides and doors made this ride a little too scary for me. Great views of the...More

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is an out of the way venue if you're visiting Washington DC - a $30 cab ride - and the wheel is not all that. There are many restaurants and a couple of hotels but very limited activities.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Nice view of sunset and lit up Capital Wheel gives Harbor a great view. It was little windy but still it is a nice view and great place to hang out in the evening. Ride on the wheel is awesome gives you a spectacular view...More

Thank prsahni
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Riding this wheel was fun but the view was not as I had hoped. For about $17 we did go around 5 times. The glass windows are huge but I would not recommend this if you are the least afraid of heights. It sways a...More

Thank Lisa M
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bobbycaroline20
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.
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Kelly H
December 10, 2017|
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Response from purvaar | Reviewed this property |
Free for children under 3
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KiminGranCouva
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.
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