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About Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle

Seattle has a variety of ways to enjoy it's modern cityscape and one of them is the recently opened Seattle Great Wheel. It is a giant Ferris wheel ride situated right on the Hudson Bay! It was designed to help with local economy but it's a treat for locals and visitors alike. With a seat in the little gondolas, you can have a spectacular view of Hudson Bay and Seattle during the day and the sea of city lights at night! 20 minutes of flying through the skies at a comfortable speed is sure to offer numerous picture-perfect moments along the ride. Definitely a one time visit at the least with the family because this place is also kid-friendly. VIP tickets with leather seating and glass flooring of the gondolas, take the experience up a notch. Don't forget the camera to take pictures you will treasure!

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Seattle Great Wheel Information

  • Buy tickets online to save time waiting in the ticket line for your ticket to be printed.
  • They do not accept cheques.
  • Tickets for seniors and children (0-3years) are available at the ticket booth.
  • Opening hours may change depending on the seasons

Seattle Great Wheel Tickets Prices

  • Adults (12 ): $13 (plus tax)
  • Youth (4-11): $9 (plus tax)
  • Children (0-3): free (still require a ticket, go directly to the will call window)
  • Seniors (65): $11 (plus tax)

How To Get To Seattle Great Wheel by Public Transport

  • First Avenue and Union Street 10, 47, 99, 113, 121, 122, 123, 125

Restaurants Near Seattle Great Wheel

  • The Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar
  • Elliot's Oyster House
  • The Crab's Pot Restaurant

Address: 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: +1-2066238607

Ticket Price: 13 USD

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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Share your experience - Rate Seattle Great Wheel, Seattle

  • If you want a great view of Seattle: make sure to check this out! In fact, I think I'd even recommend this over the Space Needle to be honest. I've done it a total of 3 times (once at night, one at sunset, and one in the day time), and each time was cool and unique. I think I prefer it at (or close to) night the most. If I may add this caveat though: a friend of mine felt super claustrophobic in one of the rides. It was a warm day, so maybe that had something to do with it? But I wasn't effected, and I enjoyed the great view! Just thought I'd add that though because apparently, it's not for everyone.

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  • Not too bad on pricing for the amount of time you spend on the ride. I forgot that you couldn't bring food or drink on the ride but the staff were nice enough to watch my cupcakes for me. They're awesome! Also, the night view of the city was beautiful 😍

  • I came to Seattle for a one day trip and, naturally, wanted to see the touristy stuff! This ride was really decently priced and TOTALLY worth it! You ride around 3-4 times and you get a fantastic view of the city! The line may seem long but it moved very quickly. You get a clear view of the water and mountains in front of you and the amazing city behind. I was originally planning on going inside of the Space Needle as well but I think this honestly has a fairly similar view- if not better! Definitely worth a stop!

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  • This is a great location for this great Ferris wheel! You get 3 rotations with great views of Seattle's waterfront and downtown. I went at night and had great views of the city lights, the Space Needle, and ferries and boats. At the ticket booth you can also get tickets to Wings over Washington, which I also highly recommend. You also have the opportunity to purchase a photo and there is a place to purchase beer and non-alcoholic drinks while in line. There are a lot of other tourist attractions and restaurants nearby as well.

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  • Of course as a tourist, one must stop at the great wheel on the Puget Sound in Seattle. The boardwalk is really cute, with shops and eateries along it. There is another attraction on the pier called "Wings over Washington" which is a lot like a California Adventure ride BUT to do both things, it costs an arm and a leg. If you have money to blow, it's worth it but otherwise I'd choose the Great Wheel. As you crest the top, you can see far out over the sound, while the wind gently rocks your carriage. Fully enclosed, comfortable and air conditioned. We only waited 10 minutes in lounge but we were there on a Monday, mid afternoon. I've heard that waiting for sunset is the time to go because of the colors in the water. Definitely worth checking out.

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