Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel
I was told that the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel is the world's first Ferris wheel and still the largest ever built. The ocasion was the World Columbian Exposition in 1893.

It is 150 feet high (I was told by I friend of mine and I never bother to convert it in meters but it was HIGH) and gives a wonderful view to the lakefront and Lake Michigan.

In the evening, thousands of lights illuminate the Ferris wheel's spokes.

Working hours
Friday and Saturday: 10.00 h -24.00 h
Sunday to Tuersday: 10.00 h -22.00 h

- Adults $4;
- Seniors $3.50;
- Children Free

The ferris wheel at Navy Pier is not the original one from the 1893 Columbian Exposition. The first Ferris wheel was much larger, and held over 2,160 people at one time. It was shipped to St. Louis for their fair and then dismantled in 1906. The Ferris wheel at Navy Pier only holds 240 people.

  • Address: 600, East Grand Avenue
  • Phone: (312) 559-1212
  • Directions: Navy Pier




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