Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle

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#1 of 9 in Theme Parks in Washington State
At 53 m (175 ft) tall, Seattle Great Wheel draws visitors to view the city. One ride takes you around the giant Ferris wheel three times, giving you ample opportunity to spot Mt. Rainier and Puget Sound in the distance, and to enjoy the sights below. Each gondola seats up to eight people, but each group receives a private gondola. One luxury gondola sports leather seats, a stereo system, and a glass floor for all-around views. Put Seattle Great Wheel into our Seattle tour site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Seattle.
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  • When we had no line, so it was quite simple to pay and go on the Ferris wheel. I thought I was worth, pq eh trip time enough to beat several pictures and enjoy some look nice up!!
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  • We did this with some friends. Enclosed cars are warm and secure. Great views of Elliot Bay and the Waterfront  more »
  • This was fun! I had a bit a anxiety as the car wobbled on top overlooking the water! They said 3 times around but it was actually 6!  more »
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  • We have gone on the Great Wheel a few times as a family. The lines moved pretty fast. the price isn't too crazy and it's worth the great views of the sound and also the Seattle City skyline. The height of the wheel is 175 feet which is quite tall and offers you great views. The cars also have heat and AC for your comfort.
  • This is a really fun experience. A bit pricey so if you're looking for reasonable skip this one. But if you're looking for something fun for the kids and you don't mind the price the trip is slow Around The Bay great views and a fun little attraction. Don't expect this to be like other great Wheels, it has its own little flares you can't really stand up in it and if you're looking for professional photos this is not the way to go. But again if you want to impress your little ones with a really fun safe ride with great views this is a thing to do.
  • Great date place! I recommend going in the morning. Not as crowded! And the colors are so vibrant in the early morning rays. You get to see practically the entire city. It’s mesmerizing to be on the top! The price was fair. Get tickets online if you can. You’ll get a discount. The experience is quick, but not too quick. It’s just fast enough for you to enjoy all the sights, take pictures, and pause while admiring it all. Be sure to go enjoy the markets and piroshky’s nearby!
  • Great views and experience. One of the best Seattle landmarks and a must-see when in Seattle. Go up at night to enjoy the lights. The wait lines can be long, so be prepared. Take a camera to shoot from a nice vantage point up there. The ride is not that long, as you'll go around just a couple times. Enjoy the visit!
  • Gorgeous view. If you are party 4 or less, the chances or getting a booth on your own is difficult, you might have to share the booth with someone else. Sit facing the sun, so you can get better selfies, else the sun will be at your back bleaching the pictures. The view on your left facing the sun provides an excellent opportunity for a beautiful picture of the city.

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