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Hours:
Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-12am

When to Go:
Always Popular and Busy

Age Restriction:
None

Quick Facts

  • Take a ride on the famous Chicago Ferris Wheel
  • See Chicago's Stunning City Skyline Atop the Ferris Wheel
  • Explore Navy Pier's top Chicago attractions

Address:
600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
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User Average Review

Overall:
3.4
Location:
4
Information:
2.5
Fun Factor:
4

Based on 2 reviews

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Tour Review : Navy Pier Ferris Wheel


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

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Overall:
3
Location:
3
Information:
2
Fun Factor:
4

Would not recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

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The tour was:

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel - $6? I'll pass ...

OK - so if I wasn't traveling alone, and if it wasn't 12pm on a Tuesday, and it wasn't November in Chicago, I probably would have been far more likely to take a spin on the famous Navy Pier Ferris Wheel.

However, that was exactly the scenario when I walked up to the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel ticket booth.

When I was told that would be $6 to ride (again, alone), I decided to pass. The Ferris Wheel is huge, and the views are probably amazing (Lake Michigan in front of you, the Chicago skyline to your left), but the timing was not right.

I imagine the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier is a far more promising option on a Summer evening, and likely makes for a romantic moment with your significant other if you're visiting Chicago. However, if you're just passing through the area on your own, I'd save the $6 for an Italian Beef at Portillo's. Now that, my friends, is worth it.

Tour Review : Navy Pier Ferris Wheel


Joey McCoy

Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4
Location:
5
Information:
3
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 9/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel - Something you have to do once

Ok, so I’ve been on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel once... I feel like it’s just one of those things that you need to do at least once. Don’t know if I’d ever do it again, but it was cool. Plus, it was only $6, which I didn’t think was a bad price at all.

It sits out on the east side of the city, so when you’re on it, you literally see the entire city skyline. It has an extraordinary view, which is really why everyone goes on it. It’s kind of an interesting landmark because of how old it is. It was built back 70 years ago for the worlds fair. It goes a lot faster then it looks too, so don’t worry about the line. It will go faster then you think. I’m not a big fan of heights, so when it was over I was definitely ready to get off. But my friends didn’t seem to think it went that high, so don’t listen to me. It think it goes about 15 stories up. I went during the day, which was cool, but I think it would be way better at night with all the city lights on.

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Ticket Pricing

  • Adult Price
    $6.00

Summary

Features: The Navy Pier Chicago Ferris Wheel is a fantastic and fun way to enjoy stunning Chicago views. 150 feet high and featuring 40 spokes and 40 gondolas it is open all year round! A great attraction for families and also incredibly romantic by night, the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel is a must see in Chicago.

Why We Go: The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel is an essential Chicago attraction. Sit back and relax on one of their gondolas and take in the breathtaking sights.

  • Great Value: At only $6 a ticket, the Chicago Ferris Wheel is a top value attraction
  • Amazing Views: The views gained from atop the Navy Pier Chicago Ferris Wheel are truly spectacular
  • Photo Op: This top Chicago attraction provides plenty of fantastic photo opportunities!

Inside Knowledge: The Ferris Wheel Chicago is most beautiful when rode at night

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Take Pictures: The views are so amazing atop the Navy Pier Chicago Ferris Wheel, you will want to take lots of pictures!
  • Do Book Your Ticket Online: Booking your ticket online can save you waiting in long admission lines.
  • Don't Forget the Kids: Kids will love the family friendly Navy Pier Ferris Wheel. And there are plenty of restaurants near Navy Pier where even the pickiest eaters find something they enjoy!
  • Don't Forget to Explore the Area: The Navy Pier Chicago Ferris Wheel is near many other rides and also many top Chicago attractions such as the Chicago Children's Museum.

 

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Tour Review : Navy Pier Ferris Wheel


Joey McCoy

Joined: August 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4
Location:
5
Information:
3
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 9/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel - Something you have to do once

Ok, so I’ve been on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel once... I feel like it’s just one of those things that you need to do at least once. Don’t know if I’d ever do it again, but it was cool. Plus, it was only $6, which I didn’t think was a bad price at all.

It sits out on the east side of the city, so when you’re on it, you literally see the entire city skyline. It has an extraordinary view, which is really why everyone goes on it. It’s kind of an interesting landmark because of how old it is. It was built back 70 years ago for the worlds fair. It goes a lot faster then it looks too, so don’t worry about the line. It will go faster then you think. I’m not a big fan of heights, so when it was over I was definitely ready to get off. But my friends didn’t seem to think it went that high, so don’t listen to me. It think it goes about 15 stories up. I went during the day, which was cool, but I think it would be way better at night with all the city lights on.

Tour Review : Navy Pier Ferris Wheel


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
3
Location:
3
Information:
2
Fun Factor:
4

Would not recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel - $6? I'll pass ...

OK - so if I wasn't traveling alone, and if it wasn't 12pm on a Tuesday, and it wasn't November in Chicago, I probably would have been far more likely to take a spin on the famous Navy Pier Ferris Wheel.

However, that was exactly the scenario when I walked up to the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel ticket booth.

When I was told that would be $6 to ride (again, alone), I decided to pass. The Ferris Wheel is huge, and the views are probably amazing (Lake Michigan in front of you, the Chicago skyline to your left), but the timing was not right.

I imagine the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier is a far more promising option on a Summer evening, and likely makes for a romantic moment with your significant other if you're visiting Chicago. However, if you're just passing through the area on your own, I'd save the $6 for an Italian Beef at Portillo's. Now that, my friends, is worth it.