Seattle Great Wheel
Seattle Great Wheel
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • Russell3939
    Castle Rock, Colorado978 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun for the kids
    We did the because my 11 year old wanted to. He really enjoyed it. As an adult looking to do this I would say save your money. Once everyone gets loaded on you get 3 full turns around. I’d your looking for views, I’m sure there are better and cheaper places.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2023
  • Mattkur
    Chicago, Illinois279 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a sight!
    I knew I wanted to see this attraction down at the pier. I only wish I would have gotten the city pass so we could have done the boat ride as well. The only other two like it in the U.S. are in Niagara Falls and Myrtle Beach.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 July 2023
  • mlmaynard
    Lincoln City, Oregon192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun on the Great Wheel
    I didn't want to go on the Great Wheel due to a fear of heights. However, my granddaughter really wanted to ride. We did and I don't regret it at all. The line appeared quite long but went quickly. The view was spectacular. I'd do it again!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • deepakgupta5
    Vancouver, Canada585 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The highlight of our Seattle trip
    This was by far, the best experience of our Seattle trip. The ride is for more than 15 minutes and you get the best views of the Seattle seaside and the downtown. Evening around sunset is the best time to go for the visit. The ride is longer and higher than Singapore Eye and Skyview Altanta.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Heidi-ready-2-travel
    Crystal Lake, Illinois2,461 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    3 Spins Around
    So glad we squeezed this in. The wait was not long at all- 5 minutes to get tickets and maybe 10 minutes to get into the Ferris wheel "pod". Beautiful views- The are 3 trips around for the price. Take your pictures of the wheel from the ground before getting on, because they disembark into a little mall, bathroom, restaurant, gift shop area.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Eli K
    Brooklyn, New York896 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view of Seattle
    The wait in line isn’t too long and you go around the wheel around 3/4 times. The whole experience was around 15 minutes. You get to see a nice view of Seattle and the Space Needle.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 August 2023
  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida21,729 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Way to See the City of Seattle
    I tend to like anything that gives a view so I'm a sucker for Ferris Wheels, London, Chicago and St. Louis, so I had to do this one. I will say you do get 4 full rotations as opposed to just one in London and the line does move quickly. I will say of all the observation spaces we visited, we wanted to do one at night. I will say that I would probably have preferred to do the Wheel during the day and another view like Space Needle or Smith Tower at night due to the reflection in the cabin. Still it was great to see the city at night with all its lights on. I will also say waiting in line and watching the sunset over the Olympic mountains was amazing, worth the prize of the Wheel by itself. Also, while you can see the Space Needle, you don't get the best pictures of it from the Wheel cabins. Still it was a fun experience and great to see the city after dark.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • OntheLOW22
    Wilmington, North Carolina38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Throwing caution to the Wheel!
    Decided to do this on a whim and had a great time! The views are just amazing and we were fortunate to visit Seattle during a beautiful streak of weather. There's an older review from 2019 that gives some great history re: this attraction so be sure to scroll down and check it out. The only thing that gave me pause for concern were the kids running the wheel. I don't think they were old enough to drive themselves there to work. Seriously. Very young! But we rode it anyway and had a blast! :)
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Eric D
    Arlington, Virginia18 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Wheel Great Bore
    My first big touristy place Wheel and it was pretty boring. THat's about it. Boring. Be sure to do the Wings over Washington thing next door, that is cool. Then again, maybe a big wheel is just a nice quiet fun time. not meant to be thrill seeking.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 October 2023
  • MARLA L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun for every age
    Amazing day with the grandkids down on the waterfront. We all loved the Great Wheel and the views from the top were breath taking. Felt very safe and secure inside the gondolas with the kids moving around to see different views. The rest of the day on the water front was eventful.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 November 2023
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Lorianne G
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What I great low cost thing to do on Pier 57. The view was breathtaking. I don't do heights and it was fine. Good for all types of physical level
Written 8 May 2024
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Hope P
Ocilla, GA19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We visited early on a weekend morning so there was vey little wait time. It was an overcast, windy day but still very much worth the time.
Written 5 March 2024
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Einomrah 1
120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a fabulous way to see the city. It’s a very relaxing ride that moves slowly. The view is incredible even on a cloudy day (common, it’s Seattle)! Insiders tip: get your tickets online and whiz past the line. It easily saved us an hour!
Written 4 February 2024
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EaglesFan27
Reading, PA697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I’d recommend waiting for a clearer day to go, but we still enjoyed it despite the clouds. The views of the skyline and the water are very nice. It’s also very close to the market.
Written 30 January 2024
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Alicia D
Dallas, TX49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Very cool experience with awesome views. We did it at night and loved the view of downtown Seattle. Fun activity to do with friends or family while visiting Seattle!
Written 23 January 2024
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Hugh D
Dana Point, CA279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Seems many cities with a tourist industry need to have a "Great Wheel". This one is on the Seattle Waterfront on Pier 57. It is kind of wedged in next to "Miners Landing". Not very tall compared to some but the views are outstanding, particularly if the weather is good. A little pricey for four rotations but with loading and unloading, it was plenty of time to get a good view of Seattle, the waterfront and bay. There can be a line but the wait wasn't too long.
Written 3 January 2024
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daikin
Los Angeles, CA4,015 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We had a great time the cost for ticket is 18 dollars and there were four revolutions which we thought was just right well worth it
Written 28 December 2023
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Jason Rosenau
Westlock, Canada731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Another Seattle must! The view of Seattle was amazing from that height. Even with lots of people the wait was pretty short. And quite a bit of time in the air while people load/unload so lots of time for pictures and take in the view.
Written 8 December 2023
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Katontherun
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Ride provides great panoramic views of the city and the sound. If it’s a clear day, you can even see Mt Ranier. We rode it on our first day & were able to better judge distances to a variety of sights we planned to visit.
Written 4 December 2023
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Jessica A
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This was a nice attraction. You go around multiple times to give you a chance to check out views from all angles and sides.
Written 22 November 2023
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