Navy Pier: Ferris Wheel in Chicago

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Photo of Navy Pier: Ferris Wheel in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of Navy Pier: Ferris Wheel in Chicago, Illinois
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of Navy Pier: Ferris Wheel in Chicago, Illinois
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Navy Pier: Ferris Wheel

600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, Near North Side 60611
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    »This Ferris Wheel can carry a maximum of 240 people.
    »This wheel is a recreation of the very first Ferris Wheel, which was erected in Chciago in 1893.
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There are seven comments.

  Not the biggest (not even the biggest ever in Chicago--that distinction still belongs to George Washington Gale Ferris' 250-foot ur-wheel at the 1893 Columbian Exposition), but a fun ride, and an unequaled vantage point for the lakefront. A few years ago I spent a slightly queasy revolution watching a line of thunderstorms coming in from the west. The ride was closed immediately thereafter, which was a rather good thing, since half an hour later I encountered a roof blowing across Lake Shore Drive..

Alan Follett - Saturday, October 13th, 2012 @ 7:38pm  

  really neat / during first ride i realized the chicago skyline was starting to light up so went on again to get photos and video footage / how beautiful

bruce - Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 @ 3:57pm  

  Got engaged on the wheel!! :) Carriage #26. Long way it the bottom if you get nervous and drop the ring ;) Be careful

Christina - Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 @ 8:16pm  

  I think this ferris wheel adds a lot to the pier. It holds out the promise of fun, which it is! It doesn't spoil the lake view--the view can be found in many other places besides Navy Pier. I think it's great!

I've always enjoyed seeing this ferris wheel! It offers a promise of fun. And it is! I doh't think it spoils the lake view at all. Zoe - Thursday, June 11th, 2009 @ 11:11pm  

  Chicagoans don't go there because we are used to it, It's always been there, but It gives tourists something to do on the lake for a cheap price instead of renting a boat. And I love looking at it from a distance.

Dave - Monday, December 31st, 2007 @ 2:19pm  

  It really isnt an eyesore, it's what Navy Pier is all about. Yeah Chicagoans might not always go there, but that doesn't mean we hate it..

Jennifer Donahue - Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 @ 4:47pm  

  Eyesore, takes away from the beauty of the lake view and serves only as a tourist trap. Real Chicagoans hate it and avoid it.

Lori - Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 @ 10:48am  

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