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The Seattle Great Wheel

1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Washington 98101 USA

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“Let's go for a spin”

The Seattle Great Wheel was built in less than a year, but its story goes back much further than that. Seattle businessman Hal Griffith had envisioned a Ferris wheel in the city for nearly 30 years, but it wasn't until he realized he could build one on his own pier that his dream became a reality. The Seattle Great Wheel opened to the public on June 29, 2012. Since then, it has become an icon of the city and a destination for tourists and locals alike.

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Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

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  • 314 Reviews
  • 336 Helpful
August 22, 2014
Rated 3.0

I'm not going to say that the wheel is total waste of money, but I'll say this - it's a cheaper, better option for a great view than the Space Needle. Of course, this thing is located nowhere near downtown, so you really need to *want* to visit it in the first place.

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Reviewed by
Desmand13

  • 9 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
January 15, 2018
Rated 4.0

It goes around three times. It is $14, so a little pricey. I think it is worth the experience. I went during the night, still a great view of the city. It does shake a little bit while at the top. Would do it again!

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Reviewed by
Cheryl

  • 39 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
October 17, 2017
Rated 4.0

Great ride on the wheel. $14 is kinda steep to pay for the ride you get, but hey, it's a touristy thing, so I expected it. Great views of the city, air conditioned too!

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Reviewed by
justdustee

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0

Very awesome! The view was great. It's easy to find, the parking around it is cheap. If you're making a day of the seafront then this should definitely make your list.

A bit price for only getting to go around 3 times, but we found it worth the experience.

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Shannon O

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 16, 2015
Rated 1.0

Was n ot impressed. Way too much money for a ticket and we were last on first off, so our ride was less than five minutes.

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The Seattle Great Wheel

1301 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington
98101 USA

Hours

Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Fri: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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