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“The Great Wheel”
Review of Seattle Waterfront

Seattle Waterfront
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$46.79*
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Ranked #55 of 468 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Walking along the Seattle Waterfront is a perfect way to soak up some Northwest atmosphere. Take in views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains while exploring Olympic Sculpture Park, the Seattle Aquarium, shops, and restaurants like Ivar’s, a local landmark, where you can watch the ferries load and depart while you eat.
Reviewed November 30, 2012

The large, enclosed ferris wheel gives a birds-eye view of eliot Bay.A walk along Alaskan way gives the visitor an opportunity to visit the Aquarium, take a water taxi to west Seattle and just enjoy the variety of things to see and do.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

You can park on one end (or take a bus there), and slowly walk the whole waterfront. Tons of stores, eating, activities, etc. Make a whole day of it, even Pike Place Market is in simple walking distance! And if time permits, take a ferry ride, just walk on for quick convenience!

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is one of my favorite places in seattle-it's so fun to walk around and is also extremely beautiful

Thank TheresaP2
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a pretty darn "Great Wheel" as far as Wheels go! I recommend for Great Seattle views and fun!

Seattle Wheel is a Ferris Wheel that is jutting out 40 feet over the water.. overlooking the city, Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Wowza! My hubby and I enjoyed a single enclosed car ride for 2 as we arrived after work on a week night and it was empty enough that they were skipping loading some cars in order to balance the wheel out. Just like any attraction, it is likley better if you go at off times.

I will have to admit for like 20 seconds when we stopped RIGHT AT THE TOP and my hubby switched seats to get a sunset photo, the car moved while the wheel was loading the folks way down below..I felt a woozy stomach flip, so those with fear of heights, just SIT STILL when the car stops at the top!

Great way to view the city and it sure looks nice on the Seattle Waterfront!

Thank djcynic
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

We absolutely love walking along the waterfront! Fun shops, beautiful view, great people watching :o).

Thank bandit3s
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